Small business Saturday is November 24: Support our local merchants!
Come out in the Excelsior and shop and eat starting with Stephens bookstore. Browse the stacks buy a book and And after choosing a few good reads go grab a bite at one of our many diverse eateries. The Excelsior is the neighborhood that offers cuisines from around the world all in one place. Be it Japanese,Italian, Thai Chinese Mexican and Filipino Korean pub food eclectic food just choose your fave and support our neighborhood remember, Saturday, November 24 is small business day
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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.
EAG heads up another SFShines Express business facade clean up: 5 local businesses benefit
Underway now as part as of SF Shines Express program, EAG and it’s partners OEWD & SF Entrepreneurship Center are giving Pollo Loco, Excelsior Coffee, Botanica and Bravo Pizza, some hot water surface cleaning and gum removal on their storefronts. SF Shines Express program offers businesses an opportunity to clean up their store fronts and make small visible façade improvements. Along with these four other businesses North Beach Pizza is getting a new sign installed, also part of the SF Shines express program. Look for more EAG SFShines projects being planned now.