SPUR: City Picnic: Annie Alley

From SPUR:

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The Yerba Buena Street Life Plan identifies Annie Alley as a key opportunity for a new open space within San Francisco’s downtown. What better way to explore the idea than over lunch in the alley? We will provide a grand, car-free banquet table. You, the exciting ideas.  Grab some lunch from a local eatery or food truck and join us for a picnic and discussion about the future of alleys in our urban environments. Co-sponsored by Friends of Annie Alley, Yerba Buena Community Benefits District, and the California Historical Society.

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