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Polk’s essential services are open to serve the community

With the entire state of California under shelter-in-place restrictions, we are called to adapt to a new “normal.” We in the Discover Polk District are very fortunate to have a number of essential businesses that continue to serve our community. Some restaurants are open limited......

Opportunities to support our local businesses

Ways to support; will be updated regularly: Venmo $5/drink or a $25/round to @Northstar-Kellys-employee-fund . Respond to GoFundMe for 1760 and Lord Stanley Buy a gift card at LeBeau Nob Hill Market Get online gift cards at Saveourfaves.org Order a takeout dinner for two ($60)......

Community=support

If you’re like me, one reason you choose to live in our neighborhood is the eclectic assortment of small businesses, where you know the staff and can find just what you need onsite. No need for delivery, delay, or robots. Without our local businesses, we......

Resources during shelter in place

We are so used to being able to access local resources: libraries, museums, parks, event spaces, that the shelter-in-place requirements seem somewhat otherworldly and very, very restrictive. As of today (23 March 2020) we can still take walks in our neighborhoods, as long as we......

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......