SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Neighborhood Retail Streets in SF: Planning a thriving mix of formula and independent retail

"San Francisco is famous for its neighborhood shopping streets. From Balboa Park to the Inner Sunset, Cow Hollow to North Beach, Hayes Valley to Noe Valley—to only name a few—San Francisco offers a wide range of everyday and specialty retail options for residents and tourists alike. Come hear from Amy Cohen from the Mayor’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development and successful local retailer Sunhee Moon, as they discuss the many considerations that go into creating our city’s thriving and varied retail environments."

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