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Sweet things

There’s a new store at 1817 Polk Street, Hot Cookie Bakery. The aroma of vanilla, chocolate and other sweet things will draw you in because they do all their production onsite. In the Castro since 1997, they opened the Polk Street bakery and shop just......

Discover Polk CBD Mid-Year Report

Please see the link to our 31 January 2020  Mid-Year Report, which we submit to the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and to all our constituents.      ...

Annual Meeting and Mid Year Report

Hear ye, hear ye! Discover Polk Community Benefit District will hold its first Annual Meeting on 12 February 2020 at 6:30 pm at St Brigid’s Church. We will present the Mid-Year Report we will have submitted to the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, share......

New Executive Management Team!

A working group of the Discover Polk CBD Board interviewed four well qualified local candidates for the Executive Director position, and unanimously agreed on a unique solution: Tonic Nightlife Group, LLC, a local hospitality and community affairs management company. The co-founders, Ben Bleiman and Duncan......

Preliminary results from our December 2019 Rubbish Audit

Five volunteers in 14.12 hours on 12 and 20 December 2019 logged 11,113 items of concern within the Discover Polk CBD footprint! The bulk of the findings were gum residue (64% of items), cigarette butts (19.43%) and general street litter (9.21%). Graffiti (including stickers and......

What’s a rubbish audit?

Exactly what it sounds like: you decide what categories of detritus/rubbish/litter you are going to count, and what the perimeters of the area for counting are, and you launch a team to document unique instances of the offending matter. You could do this with a......

New dog stations

We love dogs! And to help reduce the mess some owners leave behind them, we’re installing 10 dog waste stations throughout the neighborhood. Four are already up, and the rest are coming up in the next week or so. Our Clean Team stocks and maintains......

Opportunities for involvement-please consider participating

Discover Polk CBD Board has initiated four Working Groups: Clean and Safe, Business Retention and Recruitment, Marketing and District Branding, and Streetscape Enhancements.  Working Groups are flexible, advisory groups, who can strengthen the CBD by including the voices and efforts of community members. –For example,......