We at 7x7 pride ourselves in supporting local business—in fact, we are currently in the final stage of searching for 2012's Favorite Small Business! So, in honor of San Francisco Small Business Week, we encourage you to hit the streets this Saturday, May 19th, and explore one of our favorite neighborhood strips: Valencia Street in the Mission!
The much-beloved stretch of Valencia between Market and 24th Street has arguably become one of the world's most talked-about destinations, home to a slew of sassy, smart, savvy and (best of all) small businesses, including retailers, restaurants, galleries and hangouts. This Saturday, more than 30 of them are banding together to offer you a day full of sales, art openings, live music, menu specials, pop-up shops and much more—a perfect day in the ideal nabe.
Valencia Corridor Sidewalk Sale, May 19, 11am–8pm, view the Facebook event page for more details.
Check out this list of participating businesses, some with links to 7x7's coverage over the years:
Good Vibrations (mature content)
The Detox Market
The Curiosity Shoppe
Carte Blanche Gallery
Venga Empanadas (their Argentine beef empanadas made our Big Eat 2012 list)
Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids
The Front Porch
Dog Eared Books
ArtZone 461 Gallery
Community Thrift Store
Hazel & Gerties
Lost Weekend Video
Five & Diamond