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Castro shop sending LGBTQ books to red states

Castro shop sending LGBTQ books to red states

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 11, 2023

A Castro neighborhood bookstore is doing its part to fight homophobic and transphobic book bans by sending boxes of books with LGBTQ themes to organizations in conservative areas.

Business Briefing: Marking 3rd anniversary, Castro chocolatier hosts drag brunch

Business Briefing: Marking 3rd anniversary, Castro chocolatier hosts drag brunch

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 14, 2023

As it marks this month its third anniversary in business at 3901 18th Street in San Francisco's Castro LGBTQ neighborhood, Kokak Chocolates is shaking up its menu items and eying expansion into breakfast and lunch options.

Business Briefing: Gay vintner couple readies Napa events venue, guesthouse

Business Briefing: Gay vintner couple readies Napa events venue, guesthouse

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 10, 2023

Over the course of a Monday afternoon in mid-April at their Yountville home, husbands Joey Wo?osz and Jeff Durham showed off their culinary skills as they discussed how the dishes they prepared paired with their Gentleman Farmer wines.

Harnessing the Power of Blockchain Technology for Video Games

Harnessing the Power of Blockchain Technology for Video Games

  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Apr 21, 2023

Blockchain technology is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about topics in the tech world, and for good reason.

Business Briefing: For 25 years, AsiaSF choreographer has kept the beat

Business Briefing: For 25 years, AsiaSF choreographer has kept the beat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 12, 2023

Growing up in San Francisco's Little Hollywood neighborhood Ronnie Reddick began modeling at the age of 17.

Business Briefing: Desert flora inspires SF-based skincare line hault

Business Briefing: Desert flora inspires SF-based skincare line hault

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 8, 2023

Over the years San Francisco resident Brian Diethorn has found visits to Joshua Tree National Park straddling the Colorado and Mojave deserts and to Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley to be rejuvenating destinations.

Castro Merchants back lesbian tech confab — with conditions

Castro Merchants back lesbian tech confab — with conditions

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 2, 2023

After bitterly criticizing last year's Lesbians Who Tech and Allies' confab in the Castro, the merchants association decided Thursday to back the group's return to the LGBTQ neighborhood this fall — with conditions.

Beleaguered Castro seeks signs of hope

Beleaguered Castro seeks signs of hope

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 1, 2023

January's abrupt closure of Harvey's lit a fire under mounting anxieties that San Francisco's storied Castro LGBTQ neighborhood is in decline.

Many Castro businesses non-LGBTQ owned, survey finds

Many Castro businesses non-LGBTQ owned, survey finds

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 22, 2023

Less than half of businesses in San Francisco's LGBTQ neighborhood that participated in a 2021 survey conducted by the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District were "owned or managed" by members of the queer community, neighborhood leaders told the B.A.R.

Business Briefing: Spice shop shakes up couple's wedding plans

Business Briefing: Spice shop shakes up couple's wedding plans

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 8, 2023

Four days shy of Christmas in 2021, Matthew Green and Phuong Mai got engaged and began making wedding plans. Together nearly six years, the San Francisco couple had expected to set a date sometime in 2023.

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 3, 2023

A public squabble about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to the Castro Merchants Association by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts seems to have been resolved by its board of directors on Friday.

Castro merchants members squabble over grant money for pop-up store

Castro merchants members squabble over grant money for pop-up store

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 2, 2023

Members of the Castro Merchants Association are wrestling among themselves about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to them by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts.

Business Briefing: Gay investor aims to boost LGBTQ-led startups

Business Briefing: Gay investor aims to boost LGBTQ-led startups

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

As the saying goes, at the end of every rainbow should be a pot of gold. And one is likely to encounter a unicorn grazing nearby, according to legend.

Business Briefing: Holiday gift buying off Castro's beaten paths

Business Briefing: Holiday gift buying off Castro's beaten paths

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 7, 2022

Oftentimes veering off the beaten path bears fruit. So is the case for holiday shoppers who venture to San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district for their gift buying needs this yuletide.