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Record Store Day: 30 Must-Have Special Vinyl Releases

Record Store Day: 30 Must-Have Special Vinyl Releases

Record Store Day has been one of the most beneficial new music promotions in recent years. This annual celebration of independent music shops happens worldwide, every third Saturday of April, and it’s a not-to-be-missed day for vinyl collectors. 2017 commemorates the 10th anniversary of this…

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Chinatown Adds Mega Grocery, Retail, and Multi-Restaurant Space ‘China Live’

Chinatown Adds Mega Grocery, Retail, and Multi-Restaurant Space ‘China Live’

A $20 million, 30,000-square-foot space called China Live is now open in Chinatown. After three years of development and hiring 90 employees, the massive project, created by veteran restaurateur George Chen (Betelnut) and his partner Cindy Wong-Chen, is ready for primetime. As of March 1st,…

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SF’s Oldest Indie Vinyl Shop Aquarius Records to Close, New Successor Named

SF’s Oldest Indie Vinyl Shop Aquarius Records to Close, New Successor Named

Owners of Aquarius Records on Valencia Street announced that the store will close July 4 and reopen July 29 under a different name. Owners Andee Connors and Allan Horrocks made the decision to sell the store after realizing Aquarius needed revitalization that the owners were…

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Record Store Day Black Friday Round-Up: Outkast, Green Day, David Bowie, and More

Record Store Day Black Friday Round-Up: Outkast, Green Day, David Bowie, and More

We’re always thankful for good food, family and friends, but we’re super excited for the day after Thanksgiving which signals the start of the annual holiday shopping season and Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday event. Although the official Record Store Day is held on…

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A New Redevelopment Plan for SF

A New Redevelopment Plan for SF

One of the most difficult aspects of trying to run a restaurant or small business in SF is the high cost of renting space. But what if you’re a business owner and have a chance to build a temporary space for a few years, then…

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Goodbye: Sweet

Goodbye: Sweet

No, that’s not the first line from a cheesy poem. We’re talking about Sweet – the charming little dessert place on Church near Crepevine that sold cupcakes and towering, beautifully decorated layer cakes – that has just closed its retail operations. Whenever I passed by…

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Target Comes to the Metreon

Target Comes to the Metreon

There are a lot of business that have come and gone in the Metreon complex, aka the Retail Kiss of Death. But Mayor Gavin Newsom has recently approved one retail behemoth that just may be here to stay: Target. It will be San Francisco’s first…

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Pot & Pantry

Pot & Pantry

Step aside Williams-Sonoma, there’s another player in town. Pot & Pantry, selling “new and gently used kitchenware, accessories, and gadgets”, has opened its storefront on a quiet strip of 22nd Street at Guerrero. SF Station writer Michelle Sieling gives you the scoop on this new…

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