Castro District News

Former Tower Records in the Castro is Becoming a CVS Pharmacy

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What used to be Tower Records in the Castro (closed in 2006), and what almost became a Trader Joe’s, is now being redeveloped as a CVS Pharmacy. (This 2280 Market Street location on Market at Noe Streets near Cafe Flore and Radio Shack has been empty for quite a while!) There used to be a large wood barrier covering the soon-to-be pharmacy, but that was recently torn down to reveal the new digs.

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Crossroads Trading: Buy, Sell or Trade Fashionable Clothing

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By Brittany Doohan

Need a little extra cash? Go through your closet, find everything you haven’t worn in a year, throw it in a bag and head to Crossroads Trading, Co. in the Castro District. All you have to do is walk in, give your clothes to one of the sellers and they’ll go to work. They’ll sift through your old garb, take what they think will sell and

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Gay Beach Goers! Hipster Hill at Dolores Park Closes in a Week

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Watch out Gay Beach, the hipsters are coming: Hipster Hill at Dolores Park in the Castro District is closing for six months on March 13th, 2014. Hipster Hill takes up the northern half of the park (along with Fixie Flats and the tennis courts) — so all those folks are bound to invade the sweet, sweet territory we know as Gay Beach.

Last Saturday there was a groundbreaking

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Celebrate Mardi Gras Right: Drink, Dance and Feed the Needy

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What better way to spend Fat Tuesday then to dance and drink the night away with hot shirtless men while feeding the needy? Lookout, your favorite Castro District balcony bar on 16th and Market, is holding a raging Mardi Gras party to benefit Tenderloin Tessie, an organization that’s fed the San Francisco community during the holidays for over 35 years.

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Survey Released: Decorative Crosswalks for the Castro

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The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District released a survey showing four different design ideas for the new prospective decorative rainbow crosswalks to come to the Castro District. Earlier this month the Castro/Upper Market CBD voted to fund the $206,000 bid to pay for the decorative crosswalks, as well as programmable LED down-wash lighting on 24 streetlight poles and 20 cement stamped facts about the

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Castro/Upper Market CBD: Improving, Honoring and Caring for the Castro

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What is the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District? The mission of the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District is to provide services that improve the quality of life in the neighborhood, emphasizing clean, safe, beautiful streets. They also promote the area’s economic vitality, foster the Castro’s unique district identity, and honor its diverse history.

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