Category Archive: Business

Sep 17

Nano brewery, Ferment.Drink.Repeat opens in the Portola next year!

The Portola Planet has been slow for many months due to a busy family schedule and a crazy new day job. But while we’ve been quiet, a lot of things have been going on in the Portola. We’ve seen superb progress at the Burrows pocket park, great free live music in McLaren Park this summer …

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Nov 25

Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space)

A month ago we reported the 35 year old Portola business, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, had closed due to the sad passing of owner and head chef Gerald Adan. The owner of the building, which also houses a dental practice on the floor above, has decided to sell. In the heart of San Bruno Ave. corridor …

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Oct 10

Planet Scoop! Four Barrel to open in the Portola on Saturday 26th Oct

Yes, you heard it here first. We just got off the phone with Four Barrel and they’ve told us they will be opening their Portola coffee shop on Saturday 26th October. Finally, we get an awesome coffee shop to our neighborhood and finally I can tell people when we are getting it. Over the past …

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Sep 25

Four Barrel soon to open location in the Portola!

San Francisco and the bay area is famous for food. But coffee comes a close second. With big brands like Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley to exquisite San Francisco coffee companies that are fully embracing responsible sourcing, environmentally friendly stores and high quality products. Four Barrel coffee is one of these companies and is driving the city’s most interesting and modern approach to the …

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Aug 24

Portola Planet interviews David Campos

April 2012 was the month when heated debates took place over the redistricting of San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Every ten years the city looks at the population of the city and redraws district lines to ensure fair representation for the supervisors who represent them. The Portola used to be split between district 9 and 10. Yet …

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Feb 07

The Portola’s newest park takes shape at Burrows and San Bruno Avenue

Before: 1 Burrows in its current state

What was once a dumping ground and occasional homeless encampment is on its ways to becoming The Portola’s newest park. The new park site is at the dead end at Burrows and San Bruno Avenue. For now, it’s being called The Burrows Pilot Park, a “pilot” as there are four other dead ends in similar shape …

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Feb 05

At long last…Fresh & Easy has Opened

in-store signage

It’s been three long years since Bell Market closed on Silver Avenue and residents of The Portola began venturing afar in search of groceries. All that ended with Fresh & Easy’s grand opening on February 1st! The building and grounds have been completely renovated to welcome customers from The Portola and beyond. Wednesday’s festivities included …

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Dec 19

Fresh and Easy store to open on Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Lights are on in the Fresh and Easy store under construction

I took a look tonight to see how the construction was going at the soon to be Fresh and Easy grocery store. Earlier in the day I had visited the new store they’ve opened on 3rd street less than a few miles away and found a good variety of products including a half decent range of gluten …

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