“Walk into the remodeled store, just seven months in the making, and the first thing you see is the Upmarket Cafe with Walgreens baristas making espressos, cappuccinos, chai lattes and the like. “
Walgreens opens high-end SF flagship [Chron]

“Patient technical care workers throughout the University of California medical system voted to authorize a strike after months of failed labor negotiations.”
UC health workers authorize strike [Ex]

“Square said Wednesday that it has hired away President Barack Obama’s acting United States Trade Representative to lead the growing mobile payments company’s international government, regulatory, and policy work.”
Square raids Obama’s cabinet, eyes international expansion [Chron]

“The 3,800 sq.ft. ground floor and mezzanine two-story space will be renovated to hold the new restaurant and bar, but needs Commission approval to extend the zoned restaurant hours from 10pm to 2am.”
Development Watch: Old Fulton Street Bar Site Turning into the Barrel Head Brewhouse [Curbed]

“It appears that the Mission’s Esta Noche (which, we should note, is the only Latino-oriented gay bar in SF) is the latest queer watering hole to come under siege.” [Eater]

“BootstrapLabs, a San Francisco-based startup incubator, said today it is partnering with a Malaysian incubator to start BootstrapAccelerator Asia, which promises a fast-track to Silicon Valley for its best-performing startups.”
Bootstrap Labs, MAD start Asia incubator with Silicon Valley fast-track [Biz Times]

“The law, which went into effect on January 1 of this year, allows people to legally sell foods that they have produced in their home kitchens.”
The First Cottage Food Producer in San Francisco [D10 Watch]

“Chief Executive Lucas Buick said during a press conference at the company’s San Francisco headquarters Tuesday afternoon that users have long asked for a single place where they could share content.”
Hipstamatic launches new app with its own social network [Chron]

“Chute Corp., a San Francisco startup that offers tools for capturing, managing and displaying digital photos and videos from mobile phones and the web, has raised $7 million Series A round of funding led by Foundry Group, with prior investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners contributing as well.”
Chute raises $7 million [Biz Times]

“Bicycle parking is an increasing issue for prospective office tenants in the city, we’ve been told, and our office is no exception. At times, a half-dozen bikes shimmy into and around cubicles.”
How bicycle-friendly is your workplace? [Biz Times]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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