West Portal Worries

The neighborhood has avoided a plague of vacancies, but stability brings its own threats By Shwanika Narayan and Roland Li | Sept. 27, 2019 On most days, West Portal Avenue teems with shoppers. Parents with little children scuttle from Ambassador Toys to the public library. When thousands of daily commuters exit the century-old Muni station, they’re steps away from … Continue reading West Portal Worries

Papenhausen Hardware Store Reopens in Pop-Up to Keep Workers Paid

Shwanika Narayan - Jan. 23, 2019 Exactly a year after Papenhausen went up in flames, the longtime San Francisco hardware store is back in business in a pop-up location a few doors from its original West Portal location. The temporary space on 2 West Portal Ave., which used to house the Peek-a-boo Factory children’s play … Continue reading Papenhausen Hardware Store Reopens in Pop-Up to Keep Workers Paid