USBID in the News
San Francisco is taking it to the streets with 30 performances, free and open-to-the-public, spread across 10 Wednesdays this summer in some of the City’s most iconic outdoor public spaces.
San Francisco’s Hallidie Plaza, named after the inventor of the cable car, Andrew Hallidie. The plaza, which opened 48 years ago at Powell and Market streets next to the cable car turnaround, has been a mess ever since.
Mayor London Breed proposed a $9.5 million investment for downtown San Francisco Tuesday to attract workers and tourists back to an area devastated by the pandemic lockdowns.
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.