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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.
Another Union Square icon is slated for an overhaul with new plans to add residential and office to the former I.Magnin department store.