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How Mayor Ed Lee “Destroyed” Jobs at Sixth and Market – How Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers Didn’t Really Belong at 6th and Market

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

See this place at 6th and Market? It catches the overflow from Dotties, the shop around the corner:

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It used to be Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers.

PDB was funded by and “Central Market Cultural District Loan Fund” and [cough] the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency*[R.I.P.]

Here’s the story of PDB:

2010: Pearl’s Burgers signs on to Mid-Market rejuvenation

2011: Pearl’s Burgers opens on Market

2014: Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers closes its location at Sixth and Market

PDB at 1001 Market Street wasn’t a good idea.

Whose idea was it?

Was it Mayor Ed Lee’s? Did he “create” jobs here? Well, take a look at the no-longer-operational pres release below.

Oh but look, Homeskillet arrives to save the day.

Shouldn’t it too get corporate welfare from tax and fee payers? Why not?

Why on Gaia’s Green Earth should we have the gov’mint picking winners and losers?

I don’t get it.

Shouldn’t the gov’mint focus on its core functions? Say, how’s SFGov functioning these days down at 6th and Market?

Anyway, bon courage, La Maison Skillet.

*Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

Mayor Lee Celebrates Central Market Milestone – 56 Jobs Created in Central Market by Companies Taking Advantage of New Payroll Expense Tax Policy

1/26/12—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that businesses are beginning to take advantage of the City’s Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion. Zendesk and Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers are the first of what is anticipated to be many companies choosing to locate in the Central Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods and take advantage of the six-year payroll expense tax exclusion for new jobs created.

Creating 56 new jobs in the Central Market area last year, both companies have now been issued conditional letters of eligibility, which allows them to continue to create new jobs, generate revenue for the City and transform Central Market.

“With the success of Pearl’s and Zendesk in Central Market and with the opening of Twitter this summer, I continue to be encouraged by the successes we are seeing. While we have more work to do, we can still celebrate milestones like this and the many small businesses and arts groups arriving in the area, generating new foot traffic and increasing positive activity in the area,” said Mayor Lee. “This is a historic opportunity to leverage the energy and momentum that is creating an eclectic cultural arts, small business, entertainment and innovation economy hub.”

The Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion was created to help to stabilize and revitalize an area that has been burdened by decades of high vacancy rates and disinvestment. The policy was designed to attract businesses to Central Market and the Tenderloin in order to create jobs and stimulate small business development. By providing tax relief for new jobs the Tax Exclusion encourages San Francisco companies, particularly those that are fast-growing, to move to Central Market as their employee base expands.

Zendesk, a San Francisco-based technology company that provides cloud-based help desk software, announced they had signed a lease in the Central Market in June of 2011 and that they would be doubling their footprint in September of 2011, shortly after they moved in. Since that time, Zendesk has added 40 jobs and plans to add another 96 jobs in 2012, totaling 200 staff.

“Our move to 6th and Market streets in August has been a meaningful one, and we are honored to be one of what will hopefully be many companies to bring positive change and innovation to this neighborhood,” said Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane. “We’re excited about being the first tech company to draft and now implement a Community Benefits Agreement, which will help us build and foster long-lasting and meaningful relationships with the residents, businesses, community leaders, and other neighborhood stakeholders in Central Market and the Tenderloin.”

As part of qualifying for the Central Market / Tenderloin Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion, Zendesk entered into a Community Benefits Agreement with the City earlier this week. The company has committed to implementing a number of programs that will benefit the neighborhood and its residents, including support for community gardens, job training programs, access to technology, and a commitment to engage local restaurants and business for event catering and other services.

In November 2011 Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers opened their fourth location in Central Market. The award-winning restaurant was able to locate in Central Market with help from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, a loan from the City’s Central Market Cultural District Loan Fund and the Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion. They have created 16 new jobs as a result of their new location.

“It is an exciting and historic time to do business in Central Market,” said Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers Owner Sylvia Yi. “Sixth Street is fast becoming a comfort food corridor, and we are lucky to be a part of it. Innovative incentives like the payroll expense tax exemption will continue to entice other businesses to our area and keep the entrepreneurial momentum going in burgeoning Central Market. Kudos to Mayor Lee and his office for their commitment to revitalize this neighborhood. It is happening with great speed and much success thus far!”

The attraction and expansion of large employers and small businesses to Central Market is a cornerstone of the Mayor’s recently-launched Central Market Economic Strategy, the result of a 10-month public process that has resulted in a comprehensive roadmap to stabilize, revitalize and transform Central Market. Enhanced safety services are one of the primary components of the Economic Strategy, which includes the City’s Central Market Community Safety Ambassadors Program. To read the Central Market Economic Strategy, go to: www.centralmarketpartnership.org.

IN-N-OUT BURGERs in San Mateo County Point South in the South and North in the North

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Looking west from the 101:

Ten miles and 12 minutes to the north, looking west from the 101

Shouldn’t they point in the same direction?

Mid-Market Update: Chad Hasegawa’s Giant Bear Mural Replaced by Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Well it won’t be long now…

The new Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers, right there on the corner of 6th and Market:

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It looks finished on the outside, anyway.

Only Time Will Tell when it will open.

And this is what this corner looked like not too long ago…

Here’s artist Chad Hasegawa at 6th and Market:

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But he wasn’t done yet, you dig?

He had to add in the reds and the blues and whatnot.

See?


Via The Tens

And yet another Doori no Kuma is born…

OMG, Super Duper Burgers Has Come to Third and Market! – Free Burgers at 1:00 PM Today for FB and Twitter Fans

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

OMG, it’s SUPER DUPER!

Well it was on yesterday at old-school Super Duper on Market near Third Street.

Check out the sneak peak – all these people be eating lunch for free at the private parTAY. The line spilled out to the sidewalk. See? Good times.

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Now, if you enjoy waiting in line with your friends, then jump on this deal, below, today, June 8th, 2011 only. (However, the wait could be ginourmous, so think twice. Or you can just pay for your lunch at the official public Grand Opening on Thursday.)

SFFunCheap has the deets:

“Super Duper will give away free burgers from 1pm to 2pm to their Facebook fans and Twitter followers at their new restaurant at 721 Market Street (between 3rd/4th @ Grant)

Super Duper Free Burger Hour
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (1pm to 2pm)

Super Duper – Downtown
721 Market Street (between 3rd/4th)
- Free for Super Duper Facebook fans and Twitter followers

Must be a Super Duper twitter or Facebook fan.”

Bon courage, Super Duper Financh!

OMG, the McDonalds “Dollar Menu” Has Returned to Haight Ashbury – McDoubles for All, Hurray!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Remember back in the day, back last year in 2010 when the Hippie Hill McDonalds at the West End of Haight Ashbury on Stanyan got rid of its Dollar Menu, per Will “Big Daddy” Kane and Eric Thomas of KGO-TV?*

Well, the Tea Partiers nationwide had a field day with that one. And the “homeless veterans” and runaway teens, well they didn’t appreciate that price increase one bit.

But it’s all different now.

I first noticed when I was acting as a lookout for my friends who were shoplifting at the new Whole Foods Upper Haight – I could see a sign on the Micky D’s across the street that’s all “4 MEALS UNDER $3.**” See?

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And I thought, well, that’s sounds like a pretty good deal, wonder if they brought back the Dollar Menu. Well, check it:

So, as of June 2011 anyway, you can enjoy the Great Recession Dollar Menu at McDonalds.

That means that they’ll add a patty to your $1.09 Cheeseburger and then lower the price to boot – that’s the Miracle of the McDouble.

Hurray!

Let’s hope they’ll still have the Dollar Menu running at the next Haight Ashbury Street Fair:

Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11 am until 5:30 pm

*Per KGO, this store is located at Haight and “Canyon.”

**Apparently, that sign has been up there for the duration, since last year at least, To me, a $2.99 meal deal and the Dollar Menu go hand-in-hand, but I guess I was mistaken about that. (Your McDonald’s manager/ownerfeels that s/he should get about $7 per customer on average so can you imagine how offensive your order for three McDoubles to go is? It’s highly, highly offensive…)

Free, Entirely Un-Yuppie “Doin It In The Park 2009″ Party a Huge Success in Golden Gate Park

Monday, September 7th, 2009

It was featured on Broke Ass Stuart’s Gosh Darn Website (remember him? He saved Bay to Breakers 2009, or something, pictured here in orange necktie) so you had to go. Doin’ It In the Park 2009 went off without a hitch in Golden Gate Park‘s Elk Glen Cove yesterday.

What’s this? A late 60’s / early 70’s muscle car? The owner simply can’t be from San Francisco, as the only time you see such cars in the 415 is when Hollywood comes to town, ala the dreadful old Nash Bridges show or the horrible new Trauma show.

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Free burgers, hot dogs and imitation cheese – that’ll certainly keep the YUPs away. Tinted fogglasses were the order of the day: 

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Urban headgear, digital cameras (note two-fisted style, a sure bet to catch all the action for the MySpace), $2.00 40’s of beer, and maybe even a little ganga that didn’t find its way to Burning Man:

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Look at all the people!

See you there next year!

Adorable Chihuahua Steals the Show at PETA’s McDonalds Pollo Protest

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

This was the scene today on Van Ness, where these bikini-clad PETA protesters sat in a tub of red water. Why’s that? Something to do with chickens – read about it below.

¡Yo quiero mi garda!Chasque para ampliarse:

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The mise-en-scene:

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A passer by checks things out:

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PETA rep Jena Hunt talking with Sebastian “cBas” Kunz from ClearChannel 910 KNEW / Green 960:

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Two PETA members in red bikinis will be crammed together in a tank of “bloody” water with the message “McDonald’s Scalds Chicks to Death”  to protest the abuse that chickens suffer in slaughterhouses that supply the fast-food chain. 
 
Why is PETA going after the Golden Arches? McDonald’s currently allows its U.S. chicken suppliers to use a slaughter method that causes many birds to endure broken bones and other abuses. Birds have their throats cut while they are still conscious and are often scalded to death in tanks of hot water. PETA has urged McDonald’s to require its suppliers to adopt an improved slaughter method called “controlled-atmosphere killing” (CAK), which eliminates some of the worst abuses that birds suffer. In 2005, McDonald’s produced a report concluding that CAK offers significant animal welfare benefits over the conventional slaughter method, but the company has not required any of its U.S. suppliers to switch to it.
 
“McDonald’s has refused to lift a finger to stop its American suppliers from scalding chickens to death and abusing them in other hideous ways,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “McDonald’s customers across the country are now saying, ‘I’m hatin’ it,’ every time they spot the Golden Arches.”
 
To learn more about the campaign and to watch PETA’s McCruelty video, please visit PETA’s Web site McCruelty.com.

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And There You Have It.