Category Archives: Merchants

New Video Profiles Miss Darcy from Heartfelt

As part of his ongoing video series about Bernal Heights personalities, Neighbor Steve Sisler points his camera at Neighbor Darcy Lee, the glamorous proprietor of Heartfelt on Cortland: Serving the residents of Bernal Heights for over 22 years, Heartfelt is … Continue reading

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Badger Books on Cortland Will Close, Permanently

Last year, the bookstore long known as Red Hill Books was briefly shuttered, then refocused and reopened with a  new name: Badger Books. Alas, it seems the transformation did not succeed in reversing the store’s fortunes. Now there are For Rent … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cortland, Merchants | 49 Comments

Style Blog Declares Bernal Heights Increasingly Stylish

Watch out all you Mission cool kids; Bernal Heights is on the scene. We may be aging up here on the hill, but hey, we’ve still got it! Yesterday Refinery 29 made it so official: For those who think the Mission … Continue reading

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New Video Profiles Lisa Moro of Inclusions Gallery

As part of his ongoing series of video profiles about creative people in Bernal Heights, Neighbor Steve Sisler recently released a new piece about Lisa Moro of the Inclusions Gallery on Cortland: Lisa Moro began curating shows at the Inclusions … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Launches Concierge Service for Vacation Rental Hosts

Recently, Neighbor Emily launched Guesthop, a new service for people who host guests via websites like Airbnb and VRBO.  She tells Bernalwood: From the East Side of Bernal, introducing Guesthop.com. We created Guesthop to deal with the problems people face when … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Introduces Citywide Delivery Service via Newfangled Electric Bike

Miss Darcy from Heartfelt on Cortland wrote Bernalwood to give us the scoop on Heartfelt’s new online store and the eco-sexy bicycle delivery service that will support it around town: Heartfelt is proud to announce the launch of their online … Continue reading

Posted in Merchants, Transportation | 11 Comments

Thursday: A Mixer for Bernal-Based Merchants to Munch and Mingle

Tomorrow evening, Thursday Nov. 14, the Bernal Business Alliance will hold a B2B networking event at Neighbor Eden’s fabulous Secession Art & Design Gallery. This will be an excellent opportunity for Bernal business locavores to get to know one another: … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Alleges Mission Merchant Was Reluctant to Assist After Assault

About a week ago, Neighbor Joyce was assaulted on Mission Street near the intersection with Crescent. But as she tells the story, that wasn’t the terrible part: I needed to get some items for dinner from the corner store on … Continue reading

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Little Bee Bake Shop Seeks Crowdsourced Funds for September Opening

Neighbor Stacie is on target to open her Little Bee Bake Shop in the location of the former Rock Candy Snack Shop on Cortland, with a September launch date on the calendar and a crowdsourced fund drive underway via Indiegogo: … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink, Merchants, New Stuff | 30 Comments

New Video Profiles Cortland’s “Optimistic Bike Shop”

Following up on his wonderful profile of Bernal artists Joseph Branchcomb and Toby Klayman, Neighbor Steve Sisler has released his next piece in his “Bernal Heights Conversations” video series: A video about Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener, the glamorous couple that … Continue reading

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Enterprising Bernal Kid Sells Adorable Plush Meats at Avedano’s

Junior Neighbor Takouhi is a nine year-old from Winfield Street who has mad skillz with a sewing machine. Her dad tells Bernalwood that Junior Neighbor Takouhi is now selling some of her carnivore-themed pieces at Avedano’s on Cortland: Our daughter … Continue reading

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Tierra Mia Coffee Shop Opens on Mission at Valencia

Tierra Mia Coffee is a new coffee shop on Mission Street along the Bernalwood/La Lengua Liminal Zone, and owner Ulysses Romero writes to tell us about it: Tierra Mia Coffee has opened a store in San Francisco. We have taken over … Continue reading

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Bernal Cutlery Introduces Drop-Off Service via Avedano’s

As threatened, Bernal Cutlery has matriculated from the 331 Cortland Marketplace and set up shop in the hipster flatlands of the Mission District. And as promised, the business is still called Bernal Cutlery. (REPRESENT!) Plus, Neighbors Josh and Kelly, the … Continue reading

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