The Mid-Riff Microhood Event by the Bold Italic

  In February we were featured as part of one of the Bold Italic's microhood events: the Mid-Riff.  The event brought hundreds of people to our neighborhood, Central Market. The accompanying photo piece by Abby Wilcox captured the images and thoughts of the people making a difference: There’s an exciting energy brewing at the intersection of 6th and Market in downtown San Francisco. Young entrepreneurs are opening up shop in one of the most poverty-ridden parts of the city. When I asked small business owners if they chose their location based on redevelopment incentives from the city, most of them just laughed. Maybe the funds were there at one time, but the people I talked to settled in the area based on personal motivation. Documenting 6th and Market for The Bold Italic’s upcoming Mid Riff microhood event on February 9 was an eye-opener for me. I witnessed a powerful community growing, and also met some of the most inspiring small business owners in the city (including the owners of Burning Man, who have taken up residence on the corner!) Despite the struggles of the area, they are proud to call it home. I asked them all the same question: Why 6th and Market? ... We were delighted to be a part of the event.  You can read the rest of the article here.