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About Union Square and the Union Square Business Improvement District

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Union Square is the retail and cultural hub of San Francisco. 

It boasts the city’s largest collection of luxury, department and boutique shopping, making it one of the premier tourist attractions in the Western United States. A spectacular selection of hotels, art galleries, salons, and theaters also contribute to the area's cosmopolitan, 24-hour character. 

The center of the neighborhood is a landmark park bordered by Geary, Powell, Post, and Stockton streets. Built in 1850, Union Square was the gathering sight for pro-Union demonstrations on the eve of the Civil War. The historic park was named by San Francisco's first mayor, John Geary, in remembrance of the rallies.

Today, the Square continues to be a political and cultural gathering place as well as the center of a vibrant and diverse community. 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Chaired by Board Treasurer Jim Sangiacomo, Trinity Properties. The Finance Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every other month,…
  • Chaired by Board President Stephen Brett, Brett & Company. The Union Square BID is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets at 9:00 a.m. on…
  • The Marketing Committee was created to maintain Union Square’s standing as one of the City’s favorite visitor destinations by promoting the area and…

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For cleaning, graffiti removal and other non-emergency services contact the BID Dispatch at (415) 781-4456 or

If you have questions or comments about the Union Square Business Improvement District, contact our Administrative Offices at:
323 Geary Street, Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94102
T. (415) 781-7880 
F. (415) 781-0258