Downtown

Put the Sweatpants Away. SF’s Big Return to In-Office Work Is Almost Here

Among the companies that have pledged to bring workers back to the office this month are Salesforce, Gap Inc., Visa, Wells Fargo and Blackrock.

Breed and Business Leaders Want Workers Back, but Employees and Executives Have Differing Views

The mayor and the SFChamber of Commerce believe in-office work is essential to city’s economy. But concerns about Covid surges and employee preferences may hinder the effort to get workers back downtown.

Downtown Revival Stunted by Omicron, but Rents Remain Stable

Permanent remote work policies could change the city’s commercial landscape forever.

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Meet the ‘Orange People’ Who are Helping Visitors and Buffing SF’s Battered Image

Inside a program blanketing San Francisco’s tourist haunts with orange-jacketed greeters.

In ‘Eerie’ Financial District, Merchants See Long Recovery Ahead

Despite a devastating eighteen months, merchants in San Francisco’s downtown are holding out hope for recovery—and calling for help.