Castro District News

Need Weed? Go to The Apothecarium in the Castro

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In honor of 4/20, we thought it best to highlight the super hip, super licensed, and super full-service medical cannabis dispensary in the Castro — The Apothecarium.

The Apothecarium provides a wide variety of appropriately priced medication in a safe, well-appointed setting. They offer a broad spectrum of medicinal options

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Free Parking on Sunday Comes Back to the Castro!

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Hip, hip, hooray! We can now park for free on Sundays again. The weekend just got a little sweeter.

Just over a year ago, our beloved city started to charge us for parking on Sundays (as if we don’t pay enough in parking tickets already...and what’s with charging 25 cents every bloody second?!). The no-charge-on-Sundays had been

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Let’s Play: The Castro District is Getting a Gay Arcade Bar!

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Calling all video gamers, arcaders and nerds who like to drink! Your dreams are finally coming true. San Francisco’s gay Castro District is getting a new arcade-themed bar, currently named "Project 22," according to the Bay Area Reporter. The new bar will be located in the 2,000 square foot, mixed-used development at Market and 15th Street (2200 Market Street).

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Is it LGBT? GLBT? TBLG? LGBTQQ? Behind the Acronym Controversy

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While nowadays you may see LGBT more often, many people raise their fists at the acronym and push for one that is more representative of the all the sexual and gender minorities. Why is it so hard to agree on one? Is there historical significance behind it? Which one is correct? Why all the stink?

The letters just keep on growing: First it’s “gay,” then “gay and lesbian,”

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Bryan Roberts: Castro's Ultimate Full-Service Boutique Salon

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Bryan Roberts Salon and Color Bar is a full-service boutique salon in the Castro District that offers a complete range of hair, color, skin, makeup and body services using top-of-the-line Aveda beauty products.

Bryan Roberts Salon wants to bring out the best in you and make you feel like you’re at the top of your game. Their highly specialized customer

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So... What’s All This Construction on Castro Street?!

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Castro Street (between Market and 19th Streets) is one of the most well-known neighborhoods in San Francisco. Not only does it serve as a cozy unique home for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world, but it is also the epicenter of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) history and a thriving LGBT community. Castro Street is also an important transit-function in San Francisco

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Getting Hot and Bothered About the New Castro Sidewalk Etchings

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Some folks in the Castro District are getting a little peeved about the new pavement. As part of the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project, new historical etchings are set to be embedded into the sidewalks on Castro Street. The controversy, however, is that many Castro District residents feel as though they did not get enough say in the finalized text, that the meeting for public input was set at an inconvenient time, and that

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Prime Geekery: Where to Geek Out in the Castro District

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San Francisco is full of smart people with incredible passion, a.k.a., geeks. Everyone’s got that one hobby or interest that trumps the rest. If you live in the Castro, or are just here for a visit, satisfy your need to geek with these seven places to geek out in the Castro District.

For the Craft Geek: Cliffs Variety — 479 Castro Street

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