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Marisa Rodriguez

Union Square BID director Karin Flood leaves, new leadership takes over

By Alex Barreira |

Marisa Rodriguez, who since April 2019 has overseen the city's Office of Cannabis, was chosen from among 165 applicants to lead the alliance (also known as the Union Square Business Improvement District, or BID), it said in a quiet announcement last month. On Oct.

How will SF's Union Square Businesses Recover?

By By Ken Miguel and Phil Matier |

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.