If you see people rappelling off the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown this Friday and Saturday, you won’t be imagining things. And it’s not some elaborate stunt either. Created as an event to benefit the Special Olympics Northern California, the public is being invited to rappel 425 feet (that’s 36 floors) from the hotel’s rooftop.
Just say no…to unwanted phonebooks. Most of us in SF got them; I know mine went straight into the recycling bin. And this morning, activists with the group Phonebook Free SF delivered thousands of phonebooks to the doorsteps of AT&T’s downtown office at 739 Folsom Street.
There are a lot of business that have come and gone in the Metreon complex, aka the Retail Kiss of Death. But Mayor Gavin Newsom has recently approved one retail behemoth that just may be here to stay: Target. It will be San Francisco’s first store of the national Minneapolis-based retail chain. And according to the Mayor’s office, it will “create 700 permanent jobs and 600 construction jobs and an estimated $15 million annually in benefits to the city through sales and real estate taxes.” Do I here an outcry from downtown NIMBYs?