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.
New Stores on the Square
October 2, 2012
The Nob Hill Gazette highlights new stores opening in Union Square this Fall, as well as what's in store for Central Subway construction in the coming months.
Holiday Ice Rink Returns to Union Square this November
September 13, 2012
Union Square's iconic Holiday Ice Rink kicks off its fifth season on November 7. With the rink open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. throughout the season, there will be plenty of opportunity to glide across the ice with family and friends. Read the press release for full details on the rink.
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31)
Regular Admission: $10
Children 8 & under: $6
Ice Skate & Hockey Skate Rentals: $5
**Advance tickets go on sale Monday, October 15 here.
Union Square at the Center of Fashion’s Night Out
September 5, 2012
Fashion's Night Out 2012 is just around the corner and Union Square is the center of it all in SF. Check out all the local coverage we’ve been getting and be sure to stop by to enjoy an evening of fashion, refreshments and fun.
Meet our New Executive Director, Karin Flood
August 17, 2012
Our new Executive Director, Karin Flood, was featured in the San Francisco Business Times. Read the article to learn more about her history and to find out about the exciting projects she will be tackling in the upcoming months.
Union Square BID Hires Karin Flood as New Executive Director
August 17, 2012
The Union Square Business Improvement District (BID) announces the hire of Karin Flood as Executive Director, overseeing all administrative duties, programs and services of the organization. Flood has over 18 years of experience in community relations, development, property management and marketing. Former executive director of 16 years Linda Mjellem has retired, leaving an extremely impressive track record, but Flood is looking forward to the challenges and developments ahead.
Most recently Flood was the Vice President of MJM Management Group and as such worked closely with the President/CEO and executive team on strategically planning for the company's growth and development, gaining useful expertise in property management and development. MJM Management Group is a private property and facilities management company that provides operations and programming services for public and private spaces such as Yerba Buena Gardens and the Union Square district. MJM also engages in consulting work focused on forming management districts and public spaces throughout the country. In addition, Flood led the campaign to form the Civic Center CBD and collaborated on the renewal and expansion of the current iteration of the Union Square BID. She spent two years working under Mayor Willie Brown on the Adopt-A-Street program and holds a BA in English from Georgetown University.
"Linda left some pretty big shoes to fill, but I'm up for the task. We are preparing to launch several programs, including our Union Square Cares education campaign to support people in need and a district wide Steetscapes Plan including improvements and activation of Hallidie Plaza - the gateway to our district. I am excited to bring these important programs forward to enhance the visitor experience in Union Square."
Flood began working with the Union Square BID in January, 2012 as the Interim Executive Director and after finding the position was a great fit for her expertise and management style, accepted the job long-term. She has a deep history and understanding of the area, as her family owns the Flood building at the foot of Powell and Market St. and has been involved in the community for many years.< 1 2 3 4 > Last ›