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72 City Blocks in SF Might Light Up For the First Time Ever

30,000 twinkling lights could shine across 12 busy shopping & dining districts
By - posted 5/9/2022 No Comment

Thanks to the San Francisco Examiner for sharing the news that San Francisco could soon be lighting up with charming string lights all over the city.

After successfully lighting up Valencia Street with 8,000 cafe lights back in May of 2021, Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s cafe in the Mission, is spearheading the ambitious project to bring the bistro lighting to more commercial corridors through San Francisco.

With the help of a generous check for $250,000 from Mark Pincus, the founder of Zygna, plus another $250k from an anonymous donor, the plan is to string lights through 12 of San Francisco’s busiest shopping and dining districts including:

  • Clement Street
  • North Beach
  • Union Street
  • Chinatown
  • Haight Street
  • The Castro
  • Mission Street (Inner Mission)
  • Mission Street (Excelsior)
  • Larkin Street
  • Taraval Street
  • Lakeside Village
  • Leland Street

The goal is to cover 72 city blocks in 30,000 twinkling lights.