SFHDC has a long history of providing neighborhood-serving retail spaces in its mixed-use developments, ensuring residents have access to affordable, culturally appropriate goods, services, and employment opportunities. Even prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, San Francisco’s historically African- American neighborhood commercial corridors had been struggling to keep up with the economic growth occurring elsewhere in San Francisco. The pandemic created additional hardships for small businesses that relied on foot traffic and in-person sales. Through its new Fillmore Small Business Empowerment Hub, funded by the City’s DreamKeeper Initiative, SFHDC is supporting the growth and establishment of dozens of Black-owned businesses.  In December 2022, SFHDC launched In the Black, a one-of-a-kind, Black-led marketplace featuring the products of approximately twenty Black entrepreneurs, at 1567 Fillmore Street (at the corner of Fillmore and Geary).

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    Funded by the City’s DreamKeeper Initiative, the Hub supports the growth and establishment of dozens of Black-owned businesses in the Filmore and beyond.

    Learn about the Minding My Black-Owned Business entrepreneurial program.

    Learn about  our In the Black Marketplace.

    Learn about San Francisco’s Juneteenth SF Freedom Celebration.

    SFHDC’s In the Black store

    1567 Fillmore Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

    Radio Africa Kitchen

    Radio Africa Kitchen is a local restaurant business that is located in SFHDC’s mixed-use 4800 Third Street Condominium project.

    4800 Third Street
    San Francisco, CA 94124, USA

    Ocean Beach Apartments Retail Space

    Ocean Beach Apartments is a mixed-use development with 85 affordable apartments and 28,000 sq ft of retail space which include a grocery store, gym and more.

    720-740 La Playa
    San Francisco, CA 94121, USA

    Western Addition Music Festival

    SFHDC is co-producing this recurring event, featuring two stages of world-class talent from the local scene and from national acts, performing the best in Jazz and Blues.  The event also features local chefs, artisans and other products.

    Fillmore Street, from Geary Boulevard to Turk Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

    Juneteenth Festival – Fillmore

    SFHDC co-produces the popular Fillmore Juneteenth Festival, featuring a dozen entertainers, Black chefs, fashion shows, booths featuring art and other merchandise, and attracting 10,000+ participants.

    Fillmore Street, from Geary Boulevard to Turk Street

    San Francisco, CA 94124, USA

    Peacock Lounge

    In 2023, SFHDC worked with the SF Human Services Agency to fully renovate and equip this long-standing, Black-owned venue, and is using it to produce thousands of free meals for low-income seniors and other residents of the surrounding neighborhood.

    552 Haight Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117, USA