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District News
Puppaccinos & More: Events Now Happening at the UN Plaza Dog Run

The first UN Plaza Dog Run event for neighborhood pups, and the humans that love them, was a great success! Featuring puppaccinos, doggy goodie bags, fun accordion music by Robert (you may recognize his melodies and pup companion Vera from the Civic Center BART Station), and local dog service company Wags to Riches; it was a doggone good time! The dog run is open every day, 7am-7pm, and is managed and operated by the Civic Center CBD, with personnel on-site each day.

Please keep an eye on our social media accounts for more upcoming events and contests hosted at the UN Plaza Dog Run.
You may have also noticed the new cafe lights illuminated over the Dog Run at night, adding a warm and inviting element to UN Plaza. If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring events at the Dog Run, please reach out to Marlo Sandler, Program Manager, (415) 658-7979;

Please also see our other Civic Center Initiative sponsorship opportunities here.
Make Music Day Delivers Brass Band Sounds to the Public
Make Music Day (June 21) is a global celebration to share music in parks and public spaces, and the Civic Center CBD, along with the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the Consulate General of France in San Francisco, were happy to bring the sounds of New Orleans to Civic Center Plaza as part of the celebration. The second-line band Honor Brass Band delighted music lovers with a lunchtime concert across the street from City Hall that made people leave their seats and start to dance. Laizzez le bon temps rouler!
Named Among the Best: Le Fantastique & Arsicault Bakery
The Michelin Guide's recent additions include a curated, select few, and among them is newcomer Le Fantastique. The Michelin Guide notes, "Creativity and finesse are part and parcel of the cooking, and the too-cool vibe and vinyl soundtrack are matched by gracious hospitality."

Meanwhile, Arsicault Bakery also continues to rake in the accolades, being named among the best bakeries in the Bay Area in the San Francisco Chronicle. Time for a croissant!
New Vegan Restaurant Slated for Old Grove Space
From restaurateur Adriano Paganini (The Bird and A Mano), his latest project will open in the District at 301 Hayes, in the former Grove space. The project will feature "a vegan spot with a fast-casual atmosphere." No name or projected opening date as of yet.
Phil Lesh or Bob Weir?
Not their music, but their namesake salads at Assembly Cafe & Beer Garden! The fun and delightful menu features delicious sandwiches and salads named after famous San Franciscans. This summer is a great time to stop by to try one, also grab a soft serve cone and beer while you're there!

Current hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5pm, with weekend hours to come; online ordering also available.
Development News
Orpheum Theatre Gets Makeover
The Orpheum Theater is in the midst of a renovation. Ambassador Theatre Group, which purchased the theater along with the Golden Gate Theatre last year, is remodeling the smaller Blue Room while adding a new space and amenity: the Marquee Lounge. The new lounge is an add-on experience, for $95, theater goers can access the lounge before and after a show; according to the SF Business Times it will "feature bar service, complementary cocktails and food, private bathrooms and a coat check."
The Kelsey Unveils Mural Rendering
The Kelsey, a forthcoming apartment building in the District that will feature 100+ units for disabled individuals, shares renderings of a new mural by artist Joseph “JD” Green that will grace an exterior wall of their community center along Grove Street. When completed, the building will also house a courtyard sensory garden. Construction on the building is slated to begin this year with development partner Mercy Housing California. Learn more here.
Events & Programs
Summer Arts Delight!
Summer in the City means music, performances and more!

Music delights include over 100 concerts from SF Jazz as part of Summer at SF Jazz, The Airborne Toxic Event to the SF Gay Mens’ Chorus to music for The Goonies as part of SF Symphony Summer Series, while the BiIl Graham Auditorium features a robust calendar of billboard chart toppers!

As summer wraps up, the San Francisco Opera will begin its Centennial festivities with Antony and Cleopatra starting in September as will New Conservatory Theatre Center's Aunt Jack.

See our events calendar for more fun events in Civic Center this summer season!
Clean & Safe Services - Q 2
City Updates and More
Mayor London Breed Announced Her Budget
The Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Breed's new budget for the next two fiscal years. The $14 billion annual budget includes some compromises from both the Mayor and District Supervisors, but includes keeping Urban Alchemy's presence in the Civic Center | Mid Market | Tenderloin area, and funds for the development of more affordable housing, and hiring more police officers. More detailed information can be found here.
New District 6 Supervisor
Mayor London Breed appointed Matt Dorsey to the seat vacated by Matt Haney who was elected to the California State Assembly. Dorsey, a District 6 resident, who lives at the nexus of the Civic Center-Mid Market-Tenderloin area, has a resume that includes 14 years in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and most recently Communications Director for the San Francisco Police Department. You can contact Supervisor Matt Dorsey's office here.
Expanded Boundaries for District 5
The redistricting of San Francisco, based on Census changes, was finalized in April; new boundaries include an expanded portion of Civic Center CBD being moved into District 5, along with portions of the Tenderloin, you can see the map here. You can contact District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston's office here.
Expanded Grant Offerings for Small Businesses
The Office of Small Business announced an expansion of the SF Shines initiative where businesses can be reimbursed $5,000 for storefront improvements in relation to construction or new equipment/furniture through their Construction Grant. They also shared the free Design Services for qualifying businesses and the Accessibility grant that reimburses small businesses up to $10,000 in their efforts to make their businesses more accessible.
"A Place for All" Solutions for Unhoused Population Passes Board of Supervisors Unanimously
"A Place for All" passes! The ordinance passed the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee unanimously in May, before going to the full Board in June where it, again, passed unanimously. The ordinance requires the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to conduct surveys to determine the number of people who are likely to accept congregate and non-congregate shelter or housing placements, and to create an implementation plan before the end of the year.
Linkage Center in UN Plaza to Close By Year's End; events and programs to return in January
The temporary Linkage Center in UN Plaza will cease operation in December, returning the Plaza to public use. CCCBD and its programming partners will bring art, music, dance and more food options back as soon as the space becomes available. In the meantime the Heart of the City Farmers' Market, Gift Gallery, United Nations Cafe and Arsicault Bakery are there to serve you and appreciate your patronage.
District Beauty
The Linden Room's new sign from New Bohemia Signs is as attractive as their cocktails and vintage chic space.