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See's Candies to close SF Castro location Saturday

See's Candies to close SF Castro location Saturday

Five years after See's Candies moved into the Safeway shopping center in San Francisco's gay Castro neighborhood, the company is shuttering the location this weekend.

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A beer hall is set to open next week on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, while across the street an arcade bar has won approval to expand its business.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | April 5, 2019

A real estate firm and an LGBT social club in the Castro both secured the permits they needed from the city's Planning Commission this week.

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Gay state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara told a crowd of 600 LGBT and allied business leaders that he ran for the post, in large part, to make life better for working Californians.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 9, 2019

Since listing a spare bedroom in his Bernal Heights home on the LGBT-oriented short-term rental site misterb&b, San Francisco resident Alan Lessik has met other gay men from around the world.


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