“Legacy” in the News

Here are mentions of “Legacy Bars & Restaurants” in the news:

QuickBites: Legacy Bars & Restaurants
August 24, 2018

San Francisco approves first nine legacy businesses
San Francisco Chronicle

August 10, 2016

SF Legacy Businesses Still Struggling To Access New Support Program
July 10, 2016

Supes hear small business owners’ concerns
The Bay Area Reporter
May 26, 2016

Peskin Pledges To Give Legacy Business Program A Push
May 11, 2016

Staffing Issues Get SF’s Legacy Business Program Off To A Slow Start
April 27, 2016

Malls of America: Can San Francisco’s solution to protect mom-and-pop shops help preserve the character of city neighborhoods everywhere?
New York Daily News
April 5, 2016

Review: ‘Drinking the Devil’s Acre’ and ‘High Spirits’
October 16, 2015

‘High Spirits’ captures the soul of San Francisco’s dive bars
San Francisco Chronicle
October 9, 2015

J.K. Dineen’s collection of stories from the Legacy Bars of San Francisco is reviewed.

Tommy’s Joynt buyer has no appetite for change
San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2015
Good news from the new owners of a classic Legacy restaurant.

San Francisco Officials Want to Help Save the City’s ‘Legacy Businesses’
June 10, 2015
“They have a very important part in the character of these neighborhoods, and unless the city makes an investment in helping them, they’re going to fail,” says Supervisor David Campos, who is sponsoring the legislation along with supervisors John Avalos, Jane Kim and Eric Mar.

Who Really Owns the Right to the Elbo Room?
The Bold Italic
November 18, 2014

Like many other Legacy establishments, the owners of the Elbo Room do not own the building, and may be displaced because of it.

Exploring the Colorful Pasts of San Francisco’s Legendary Bars and Restaurants
November 11, 2014

Legacy Bars and restaurants are profiled.

Back to the Future: A Historical Tour of San Francisco Landmarks
July 24, 2014

We all know that San Franciscans have a certain nostalgia for the city’s past. And amidst all the new development–high-rises and luxury condos galore–are a number of classic bars, restaurants, cafes and concert halls that help preserve the city’s rich history.

San Francisco – and Sean Penn – show a city’s heritage bars are worth saving
The Guardian
June 11, 2014

The Californian city’s Legacy Bars and Restaurants programme is part of a worldwide movement, from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, to identify and protect places of social significance.

San Francisco Now Has 100 Legacy Restaurants
The CA Modernist
June 10, 2014

If you spend any time at all in the City by the Bay, you’ve spotted them – cool looking restaurants and nifty dive bars that scream 1950s – or 1880s, depending on your favored decade.

The Gangway, San Francisco’s 104-Year-Old Dive Bar
June 6, 2014

It’s harnot to notice the Gangway. Just walk down Larkin Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and look for the big white ship projecting from a storefront.

The Final Round of Legacy Bars and Restaurants in San Francisco Announced
Tablehopper, Marcia Gagliardi
June 3, 2014

Legacy Bars & Restaurants, the very cool history guide that launched last year to help commemorate and celebrate San Francisco’s oldest and most iconic establishments, has announced their final round of inductees. 

San Francisco Heritage Inducts 25 More Bars and Restaurants into Legacy Project
San Francisco Chronicle, Paolo Lucchesi
June 2, 2014

San Francisco Heritage has announced the fourth — and final — round of San Francisco businesses that qualify for its “Legacy Bars & Restaurants” list, bringing the total number to 100.

Best of Culture: San Francisco’s Legacy Bars & Restaurants
May 22, 2014

Historic local businesses that aren’t quite contenders for official landmark designation will not go the way of the dodo, thanks to SF Legacy Bars & Restaurants.

SF Heritage Celebrates Classic Bars and Restaurants
SF Examiner
January 19, 2014

When Mike Buhler first heard last year that the owners of the Palace Hotel were trying to sell Maxfield Parrish’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” he was loath to believe it.

San Francisco Heritage Inducts 25 New Legacy Bars and Restaurants
San Francisco Chronicle, Paolo Lucchesi
November 18, 2013

Today, San Francisco Heritage inducted 25 new local bars and restaurants into their Legacy collection, joining the 50 San Francisco businesses already on the list.

Restored Pied Piper Returns To Namesake Bar
San Francisco Chronicle, Carl Nolte
August 23, 2013

With a Champagne toast and a deep bow to more than a century of tradition, the famous Maxfield Parrish painting “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” returned to San Francisco’s Palace Hotel on Thursday.

25 New Restaurants and Bars Named to Legacy List
SF Eater, Allie Pape
June 12, 2013

San Francisco Architectural Heritage has released another 25-member round of Legacy Bars and Restaurants, which it’s recognizing for distinguishing San Francisco and being a part of its gastronomic history.

Inside Scoop: San Francisco Architectural Heritage Inducts New Crop of Legacy Bars and Restaurants
San Francisco Chronicle, Paolo Lucchesi
June 11, 2013

Back in April, Carl Nolte brought word of the San Francisco Architectural Heritage’s new project:  Listing the city’s “Legacy Bars and Restaurants.”

Let’s Get Historical: SF’s Legacy Establishments
Tablehopper, Marcia Gagliardi
June 11, 2013

San Francisco Architectural Heritage has announced the addition of five new San Francisco establishments to their San Francisco Legacy Bars and Restaurants Guide.

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant and More Receive Legacy Distinction
Zagat, Tamara Palmer
June 11, 2013

Tommy’s Mexican RestaurantPier 23 CaféGino & Carlo,Philosopher’s Club and Mitchell’s Ice Cream are the latest food businesses to receive a “Legacy Bars & Restaurants” distinction from local nonprofit organization San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

The Weekly Feed: Awards Season
San Francisco Magazine, Carolyn Alburger
June 11, 2013

The San Francisco Architectural Heritage organization has announced new inductees to its “Legacy Bars & Restaurants” preservation initiative.

S.F.: A City of Restaurants and Bars
San Francisco Chronicle, Carl Nolte
April 14, 2013

There is only one thing that unites all of the various tribes of San Francisco, and it’s not the Giants. It’s a love of eating and drinking, and it seems to involve everyone in the city, from San Franciscans who have been here forever to those who just got here Tuesday. (To view a PDF version, click here)

Honoring the Legacy Bars and Restaurants of San Francisco
Zagat, Meesha Halm
April 2, 2013

In the spirit of honoring America’s restaurant institutions (check out our list of most iconic spots in 15 US cities), the Chronicle published a glowing tribute to the San Francisco Architectural Heritage’s newly announced list of the city’s “Legacy Bars and Restaurants” that have been deemed to provide “intangible significance” to the spirit to our fair city.

San Francisco Legacy Bars: A Toast
San Francisco Chronicle, Carl Nolte
April 1, 2013

You know you are not in Kansas anymore when the guardian of your city’s heritage asks the citizens to help draw up a list of bars, dives, and haunts that have become part of the city’s cultural legacy. (To view a PDF version, click here)

Palace Hotel Evicts Famous Painting
San Francisco Chronicle,Carl Nolte
March 24, 2013

The famous Maxfield Parrish painting “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” which has graced the main bar of San Francisco’s Palace Hotel since the bar opened 103 years ago, was taken down Friday and will be sold at auction. (To view a PDF version, click here)

Palace Hotel Removes ‘Cultural Treasure’
San Francisco Chronicle, Carl Nolte
March 22, 2013

The owners of San Francisco’s Palace Hotel have removed the famous Maxfield Parrish Pied Piper painting that has graced the hotel’s main bar for over a century and plan to sell it at auction.

‘Legacy’ Buildings Embody Cultural Waves
San Francisco Chronicle, John King
January 29, 2013

In a city where the 264 official landmarks include City Hall, 23 churches and the Ferry Building, the latest additions to the list are two bars.