Wondering what buzz is in Union Square? We’ve gathered all our local and national press coverage as well as our own news stories right here in one convenient place. By visiting, you’ll always be on top of the most recent Union Square news articles, events and developments without having to comb through the internet. As the retail and cultural center of San Francisco with strong ties to the city’s culinary and nightlife scenes, we’re often on the cusp of the hottest trends in the Bay Area. So, consider this your source for what’s new, hip and interesting in Union Square. We post regularly, as new stories come out.
Converse Opening in Union Square This June
May 21, 2013
SFGate.com recently unveiled details of the forthcoming stand-alone Converse store opening on Market Street this June. The brand plans to re-think the shopping experience, activating the store with performances by local bands and DJs and art installations by local artists. For more details on the store's plans, read the full article here.
Union Square’s New Flagship Walgreens
May 21, 2013
Northern California's first-ever Flagship Walgreens store opened earlier this month in Union Square. With 18,000 square feet of retail space, the remodeled store features a high-end wine selection, a beauty boutique, pharmacy with personal consultation services, fresh and gourmet food selections in the UPMarket cafe and an extensive Ghirardelli Chocolate selection. For more details, read the San Francisco Business Times' coverage of the store's opening.
Apple Store to Relocate to Union Square Park
May 17, 2013
Apple unveiled plans this week to relocate from its location on Stockton and Ellis to the former Levi's space at 300 Post St, directly on Union Square. With a sleek new design, the outlet will be 45 percent larger than the existing space and will add 50 jobs to the area. In a press release on the move, Mayor Ed Lee stated, "I can think of no better location for the world's most stunning Apple Store than right here in Union Square." For more details and initial design renderings, check out the coverage by ABC7, SFGate.com and the Examiner.
San Francisco Announces Pedestrian Safety Strategy
December 20, 2012
Mayor Ed Lee joined the SFMTA, SFPD and the Department of Public Health on the Powell Street Promenade yesterday to discuss the upcoming Pedestrian Stragegy. Part of a plan that will be finalized early next year, the Stragegy aims to make all neighborhoods safer for pedestrians by increasing traffic enforcement and investing in projects that create more sidewalk space, like the Powell Street Promenade. By 2016, the strategy aims to reduce serious or fatal pedestrian injuries by 25 percent and by 2021 this number is targeted to fall by 50 percent.
For more infomation, read the full Press Release.
Union Square BID Merchants Donate 100 Thanksgiving Turkeys to SF Food Bank
November 21, 2012
One hundred Thanksgiving turkeys are being donated by the Union Square Business Improvement District (BID) in response to an appeal made Monday by the San Francisco Food Bank to provide holiday meals for the needy. The turkeys will be delivered Wednesday morning by Union Square BID staff to the Food Bank’s San Francisco warehouse on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Our merchants and property owners heard about the appeal and immediately wanted to help,” said Karin Flood, executive director, Union Square BID. “It’s heartwarming to see the Union Square community come together to make a difference.”
The nonprofit USBID consists of property owners in a 27-block area around Union Square in downtown San Francisco. The Union Square BID’s goal is to enhance and promote the Union Square neighborhood for locals, visitors and tourists through maintenance and public safety measures, marketing, advocacy, beautification and capital improvement programs. Working hand-in-hand with the City, the Union Square BID is committed to ensuring Union Square remains a world-class destination as well as a safe and vibrant community for those who live and work here.
1 2 3 > Last ›