Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions have made it challenging to survive, and fears about when people will be ready to return to dining rooms have caused a number of local restaurants to call it quits. On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced restaurants will be able to start serving diners outdoors on June 15, but dine-in options won’t resume until July at the earliest. … [Read more...] about It cost $7 million to build Hakkasan. Now coronavirus has closed S.F. restaurant for good
“I always knew we were going to expand to online sales, but COVID-19 pushed us to do that. It’s important to reach a wider audience,” Tang said. “As soon as we launched, we immediately saw some purchases, mostly from folks who already shopped with us.” While online revenue hasn’t offset the decline of in-store sales, Tang said she’s investing a lot more into her e-commerce operations for longevity, taking note of items that sell better online such as games, hair accessories and kitchen and dining items, which spiked upwards of 88% since her launch on March 25. … [Read more...] about Will e-commerce help small business survive coronavirus fallout?
The team behind Berkeley vegan favorite the Butcher’s Son expanded with the King’s Feet, a vegan Italian restaurant in the former Pizza Moda space. Currently, the King’s Feet is only offering takeout for sourdough pizzas, fresh pastas, salads, tiramisu, wine and Italian sodas. Delivery should come soon. … [Read more...] about Korean Burrito Joint by Aria and other new Bay Area restaurants open for takeout during coronavirus
The interim controls would impact 21 projects totaling 1,335 units in an area bounded by Division Street to the north, Cesar Chavez Street to the south, Mission Street to the west and Potrero Avenue to the east. They include well-known proposals like the 331 units proposed at the 16th Street Mission BART Station and the 274-unit development at 2000-70 Bryant St. … [Read more...] about The bar may be raised even higher for new housing in the Mission
The documentary "Screened Out" examines the modern problem of screen addiction. According to the Los Angeles Times, the film suffers from director Jon Hyatt's focus on his own family: "The eternal struggle for docs that rely on personal stories to humanize the problem is to balance human-interest storytelling with persuasive fact." That issue, the Times writes, is exacerbated by "the filmmaker's insertion of himself into his documentary - it's a bit uncomfortable watching him use his young kids as examples, and to see so many shots of him walking down the street and looking at his phone." Unrated. Available on demand via various streaming platforms. 71 minutes. … [Read more...] about New movies to stream this week: ‘Vast of Night,’ ‘Lucky Grandma’ and more