Upon first seeing ‘LAUNDRÉ’ opening on Mission st a couple of years ago, I have to admit I was confused. First by what language the name “LAUNDRÉ’ is supposed to be in. It’s not Spanish or English, it kind of sounds French but it’s not French…the owner’s name is ‘Arianna
Yes, not all suburbs are Walnut Creek or Palo Alto, some are filled with people who live by modest means, and even in these less-than-posh suburban landscapes, Bay Area gentrification can rear its ugly head.
It looks like the famed Edinburgh Castle Pub could become the next culture casualty in San Francisco’s unrelenting development game. The dive bar, which has been around since 1959, recently showed up on real estate listings for a cool $3,995,000 (Does the $5k discount make it feel any less like
Oakland’s historic artists enclave Vulcan Lofts has been an enormously influential springboard for the Bay Area arts community for more than 30 years. But more than 200 working-class artists are facing eviction, as the giant Fruitvale district live-work space has been placed on the market for a staggering $16.25 million,
Kevin Chan will be awake at 3 a.m. writing fortunes for those sweet folded cookies we devour at the end of our dim sum feasts. Secretly, we all love those little strips of paper with messages of encouragement or prophecy. Hands slap at each other as friends and family fight
What comes to mind when you hear the word gentrification? Your mind may immediately depart from a place of safety and security, only to find itself at a destination surrounded by ill-fated words such as displacement, eviction, and homelessness. With this air of negativity surrounding your mind as it floats
The face of Polk Street is changing. Period. But then again, what San Francisco neighborhood is safe from the dreaded “G” word anymore? Little by little, the constants that delivered debauchery and delectable (or dicey) dining that once defined the district are slipping away into a soon-to-be distant past. It
How is that an establishment like farmerbrown could fall from grace in an age of culinary renaissance inside a city brimming with obsessive foodies? The Tenderloin soul food restaurant mixed up the right ingredients for success when they opened their doors in 2006, but a lot has changed in the