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Castro Fights the Recession: The “For Lease” sign has become commonplace along the Upper Market Corridor as finding commercial tenants has proved to be a challenge for building owners during a down economy.
(photo: Bill Sywak)

Business Attraction Program Works to Attract Business to Castro
A strong community may have helped the Castro and Upper market neighborhoods weather the economic crisis.

Former Tower Records Location to House Neighborhood Trader Joe's
Trader Joe’s is very close to coming to the Castro and taking up the retail space left vacant by Tower Records since 2006. Owner Kent Jeffrey hopes to have the architectural plans formalized within the next couple of weeks, followed by a lease signing and then sending to the city for approval.

Popular GLBT Exhibit Moves out of Neighborhood
After 12 months, a five-star Yelp rating and 25,000 visitors later, the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history exhibit in the United States has come to an end in the heart of the Castro.

Veo Optics Sees Clear Path to Opportunity at Church and Market
Passers-by don’t need 20/20 vision to spot Veo Optics now occupying the prominent corner of Market at Church streets.

Halloween in the Castro!