Last month’s massively destructive, life changing fires in Santa Rosa, Napa and Sonoma affected people near and far. Many of our local businesses collected donations, gift cards and resources to send to shelters. As we hear about ways to send relief – we will find ways to help those impacted. Stay tuned.
At the time of the fires, feeling helpless with so much beyond our control, I had a reminder of what it means to be “open for business.” I met evacuees, displaced tourists and people who needed a break from the smoke and chaos. While they were suspended from their normal life and unable to return home they chose to be out walking, eating and browsing through our shopping area because its a respite you can count on. In fact, I met two young women who lost their mom during the fire. This gave me pause – its about much more than just shopping. Its finding places to feel safe and connected. Visiting small shops and finding people you can talk to and share stories with. Going “out” despite the heartache and creating memories and experiences that give you a little joy or a moment of solace. It was such an honor to be a small part of their experience. This is what I love about being a small business owner.
Sacramento Street’s collection of stores, boutiques, salons and restaurants provide good experiences and hopefully great memories too. We’re a safe place to stroll by yourself or with your family and friends during the week or weekend. Delicious food and coffee and plenty of opportunities for personal treats.
Come by and visit soon – our Annual Holiday Stroll is around the corner on Sat. Dec. 2nd. Santa will be at Dottie Doolitte’s Children’s boutique every weekend after Thanksgiving til’ Christmas for photos. Dogs can get their photos taken too.
Traci Teraoka, President Sacramento Street Merchants Assoc. Owner of Poetica Art & Antiques
Lots of new shops and galleries on Sacramento Street since the beginning of 2017. Rediscover Sacramento St. and see what’s new!
Formerly in the Jackson Square district Lebreton Gallery made the move to Sacramento St. and opened thier doors this year. Located at the corner of Sacramento St and Presidio. Featuring a beautiful collection of art and furniture.
Thank you former President Obama and Elon Musk for dining at one of our great local restaurants during your presidency! Did you know that the burger and fries at Spruce are OUT OF THIS WORLD. (next time)
San Francisco’s new FOUND by maja home design store is nirvana for lovers of eclectic global style.(Courtesy Guillermo Gusils for FOUND by Maja)
FOUND by maja Home Store Opens in Presidio Heights
If minimalist, beige and kinda boring is your design aesthetic, stop reading now. However, if you’re a lover of colorful, one-of-a-kind home furnishings and accessories, meet your favorite new hunting grounds: the just-opened FOUND by maja store on Sacramento Street. Owner, globetrotter and interior designer Maja Lithander Smith has curated and collaborated with some of her favorite designers and artisans around the world to bring her “eclectic style that fuses approachable elegance and refined exotic details” to your home. Some of our favorites include the silk Ikat pillows, custom Moroccan rugs and Vietnamese seagrass baskets. // 3484 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), foundbymaja.com
As Quoted is a new Sacramento St. ‘farm to table’ cafe recently opened in the spring of 2016. It has quickly become a haven for people who want ‘farm to table’, allergy sensitive, healthy menu options plus a great stop for a coffee, or a bite to eat. Their approach to aesthetics, sourcing and preparation makes this little gem stand out.
Amongst their specialties: Tumeric latte, Rooibos chai latte, gluten -free homemade muffins and bread and locally sourced Andytown Coffee Roasters plus a menu of select salads, open faced (gluten free) sandwiches and bone broth soup.
Featuring locally sourced food and coffee.
Locally owned and operated by sisters Andie and Kara Yamagami.
We are developing a map of our neighborhood shopping district – in the meantime please use this map from our May Sidewalk Sale to help you navigate our seven blocks of retail stores, hair salons, mani-pedi businesses.
Sacramento Street is a San Francisco neighborhood commercial district located between Pacific and Presidio Heights. Boutiques, salons, personal services, specialty stores and restaurants line 6 blocks. The historic Presidio Carnegie public library and a small independent theater, The Vogue add to the neighborhood charm. Locally owned businesses are intermingled with residential buildings creating a unique SF experience. Great for brunch, lunch and dinner. One mile from the Fillmore District, The Presidio and Highway 1. Bus lines 1,2,3,43.