EAG Quarterly Meeting
Save the date! On Monday, March 2nd 2015 EAG will be holding its first Community Quarterly Meeting of the year. The meeting will be from 6pm-8:30pm. The agenda will include updates on happenings along the Excelsior's commercial corridor, Community Vision Exercise, the Jewish Home, Umpqua Bank, and much more. Check out our Facebook event page for more information.
EAG wants to hear from you! We are currently conducting a Community Vision Exercise that will culminate in a Quality of Life Plan for the Excelsior's Commercial Corridor. EAG began collecting input from community members on November 17th, 2014 during its Quarterly Community Meeting. We are continuously collecting input from folks via our digital form until January 31st, 2015. Since EAG's work is heavily based on community input, your voice will help drive our work to create an active, vibrant, and robust, commercial corridor.
The Persia Triangle is fondly known as the “heart of the Excelsior” as it is centrally-located site in the Excelsior neighborhood, formed by the intersection of Mission St, Ocean Ave, and Persia Ave. In collaboration with city agencies & local community-based organizations, the Excelsior Action Group is undergoing a project to activate, beautify, and make safer the Persia Triangle. Our goal is to transform this area from a hazardous and unattractive collection of crossroads into a beautiful hub of community engagement and civic vitality. The Excelsior Action Group (EAG) is partnering with the SF Planning Department – Pavement to Parks Program, Supervisor John Avalos’s office, San Francisco MTA, Department of Public Works, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Fletcher Studio and several community-based organizations over the next year to design and implement a pilot project installation to create a new public space in the heart of the neighborhood. The cumulative Persia Triangle Project will yield many benefits to the Excelsior community.
The temporary installation was installed on September 2014 and was featured on SF Streets Blog. The permanent installation is slated to begin in Spring 2015.
Merchants in the News
Central Drug Store was featured in the Ingleside Light's February 2015 issue: Ever Upward: A Portrait of the Excelsior. This article showcased what locals know and love about Central Drug Store-their old school family-oriented business model. Central Drug Store is located on 4494 Mission Street, and has been in operation for more than 106 years.
Dark Horse Inn was listed by 7x7 on October 24th, 2014 as the Second Best Pastrami Places in the Bay Area. Located on 942 Geneva Avenue, the Dark Horse Inn is a great spot to eat a meal with your family or friends for good ol' home cooking (with an occasional flair) and variety craft beer on nine constantly rotating taps plus an ever-expanding bottle selection, Northern California wines.
Pissed Off Pete's was listed on October 23rd, 2014 as one of San Francisco's Best Dive Bars with Food by SF Eater. Located on 4528 Mission Street, this local hangout spot has something for everyone from Friday Night Karaoke to butternut squash pizza.
Sungari Dumpling House was featured in SF Weekly on July 25th, 2014. Showcased in the article titled Another Adventure in the Excelsior, one of the newest editions to the commercial corridor began its business with a bang as a must eat place for amazing, freshly made, and authentic dumplings. Located on 4543 Mission Street, be sure to visit them when you're in the mood for dumplings or feel like purchasing frozen dumplings to cook at home.