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For homeless people, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide.
The coronavirus pandemic plunged San Francisco tourism into its worse financial crisis in modern history, gutting spending by $8 billion in 2020 compared with the prior year.
Union Square is home to some of the biggest names in retail. It was facing challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic, including competition from online businesses and years of construction on a new subway line.
Uniqlo announced its Union Square store will close next month. It's the latest retail closure, a troubling trend for what was once destination shopping for residents and tourists alike.
Small businesses, particularly retail and restaurants, have borne the brunt of lockdowns and other measures aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19.
Beneath cerulean Indian summer skies, the sensuous strains of Carlos Reyes’ violin echoed along a closed-off stretch of Ellis Street in front of historic John’s Grill, where guests gathered on November 1 at safely spaced tables in anticipation of a nonvirtual (!) fashion show.
Community ambassadors are patrolling the popular shopping area, ready to tackle any safety issues that arise.
SF's Union Square Gets Into the Holiday Spirit
There are signs of the holiday season starting to pop up in San Francisco's Union Square after many retailers have spent months boarded up.
There were some positive signs of life in San Francisco’s cornerstone retail district. A Christmas tree is already up and drawing foot traffic back the often busy bellweather of San Francisco’s downtown shopping area.
Business advocacy groups have been busy this year as companies endure the economic fallout of the pandemic.