Persia Triangle Moves Closer to Becoming a Public Square
From July's Park and Recreation Open Space Committee Meeting (PROSAC): After years of using Persia Triangle as a temporary public meeting space at events, plans are underway to propose it be purchased by SF Recreation and Parks and converted into the Persia Triangle Town Square. Though early in the process, look for progress in future postings.
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Excelsior Legacy Businesses
Little Joe's Pizza - Legacy Business
This month the Small Business Commission awarded Little Joe's Pizza recognition as a Legacy Business and will be added to the Legacy Business Directory. Little Joe's has served Excelsior families for over 50 years, first owned by Joseph Russo who opened in 1958, the restaurant is now operated by Fred and Patti Rodriguez. Fred and Patti applied for Legacy Business status on the recommendation of Stephanie Cajina, the executive director of the Excelsior Action Group. Cajina suggested that the program could help the business negotiate a longer lease and recognize to Joseph Russo, the business’s founder and the owner of the building’s owner.
The business was a stop on Mayor Ed Lee’s final visit to the neighborhood as part of the Excelsior Holiday Walking tour, on Friday, Dec. 8.
The Small Business Commission approved Little Joe’s for Legacy Business status on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.
Businesses in this program are eligible to receive grants funding to upgrade storefronts and hire employees.
Youth Art Exchange (YAX) Opens ArtSpace at Mission & Geneva in the Excelsior
xSpace: We are turning a meat market into a youth arts center!
Reported by YAX: Youth need the arts. They need a safe space to innovate, create, and call their own. We’ve always dreamed (and dreamed) that one day we would have our own Youth Art Exchange space. After 18 years of borrowing, sharing, and popping up in spaces throughout San Francisco, our dream is coming true. We incredible excited to announce that we are launching an arts space in San Francisco for public high school youth. During months of looking, we found the perfect spot: Chuck’s Market - a neighborhood meat market on the corner of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue that has been closed for 8 years. We’ve been cleaning, painting, and hauling to convert the space into a youth-run gallery, printshop, artist lounge, and media lab and we are building artist studios with our partner ArtSpan.