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Great article!  We are so happy to hear how the Jefferson Street Improvments have helped this business!   Talk about longevity.   Three different names, three different looks, one extended family and one 67-year-old restaurant.   That's the short description of Capurro's, at the northern end - or, as owner Paul Capurro says, the "local" end - of Fisherman's Wharf.   The fuller story is one of a family that has persevered in San Francisco's rocky restaurant busine...
San Francisco Beautiful Recognizes Newly Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Jefferson Street with Beautification Award   September 18, 2013, San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Beautiful, a group dedicated to creating and maintaining the beauty of the City, honored The Fisherman's Wharf Public Realm Plan with the top award for beautification in the category of "Access" at the 42nd annual award ceremony. The first phase of the revamped pedestrian and bike -friendly Jefferson Street, the principal...

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  We wanted to pass along an update from DPW regarding some upcoming work in case you missed the notification that Bauman Landscaping has distributed the door-to-door late last week.     Bauman Landscaping has scheduled the remaining manhole that needs to be completed as part of their work on Jefferson Street. The plan is to complete the work in 2-Days and mid-week days of on Tuesday 8/20 and Wednesday 8/21 were selected in order to minimize impact as much as possible...
Friday, June 21, 2013, by Laura Tepper   [Photo by Aaron Bialick via SF Streetsblog]The main drag at Fisherman's Wharf is halfway to a full-on makeover with the classic goals of making it a friendlier stretch of road for walkers, bikers, and businesses through a series of design and traffic changes, collectively known as the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project. Yesterday, an obligatory ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of Phase 1 of the P...
Kale Williams June 21, 2013http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/New-Jefferson-Street-a-dream-for-walkers-4613262.php   A new Jefferson Street was officially unveiled Thursday - at least the two westernmost blocks of it. City officials, including Mayor Ed Lee, were on hand at Fisherman's Wharf for the official ribbon-cutting, but the real story is the improvements themselves, which include wider sidewalks, a narrower two-way street for vehicles, upgraded lighting and revitalized lan...
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-Revamps-Fishermans-Wharf-212413521.html    
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2013/06/20/city-officials-unveil-a-people-friendly-street-in-fishermans-wharf/
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=9146195  
http://www.ktvu.com/news/entertainment/jefferson-street-make-over-sfs-fishermans-wharf/nYQyR/   By Evan Borders - KTVU.com SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —   San Francisco city officials, the media, and curious tourists witnessed the ribbon cutting of the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project along the busy Fisherman’s Wharf. Since 2006, the San Francisco Planning Department has been working with the Fisherman's Wharf CBD on improvements to the area of Jefferson St. between Hyde and...
After six months of construction, San Francisco city officials today are celebrating the reopening of a street in Fisherman’s Wharf that has been made safer and more pedestrian-friendly. A two-block stretch of Jefferson Street between Hyde and Jones streets now has twice as much sidewalk space as before, as well as a new two-way traffic configuration, new lighting and crosswalk bulb-outs to allow pedestrians to cross the street with ease. Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors president David Chiu...

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The City of San Francisco is making major improvements to Fisherman’s Wharf’s main street, Jefferson Street.  Please see:http://www.newjeffersonstreet.com/   As of June 18th, 2013, Jefferson Street has been converted from a one-way to a two-way street, with one lane in each direction, between Powell and Hyde streets.   Hyde Street between Jefferson and Beach Street has also been converted to two-way.  The changes also include widened sidewalks and a narr...
PRESS ADVISORY:June 18, 2013Press Contact: Rachel Gordon, DPW, 415-554-6045     FRESH LOOK FOR POPULAR FISHERMAN'S WHARF CORRIDOR   Mayor, City officials and community and business leaders to mark Grand Opening of new Jefferson Street streetscape featuring a beautiful new roadway and wider sidewalks   SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, representatives from City departments and Fisherman's Wharf community and business leaders will celebrate the offi...
Please join the SF Planning Department and the Fisherman's Wharf CBD for a Community Meeting to learn more about the Phase 2 plan for the Public Realm / Jefferson Street Project.  Where: Waterfront Terraces (Upstairs at the Wax Museum Building, 145 Jefferson Street, Suite 100). The entrance is just to the left of McDonalds.     When: Monday, June 10th from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.
        Save the date! Thursday, June 20th, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.   The official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is coming up for the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project.     Please join us!         WHO: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, District 3 Supervisor David Chiu, Department of Public Works, Port of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Community Business District     WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project     WHEN: Thursday, June 2...
The final construction community meeting for the Jefferson Street Project will be held Monday, June 3, 10am at the Fisherman's Wharf CBD Office. Please join us.   We are two weeks away from the substantial completion of the project. Crews are working hard to finish up the north sidewalk and alleyways.   Work includes utility installations, street light foundation and conduit work, and pouring the sidewalks and installing the precast walls and stairs.   Under this tight time...
This week work concentrated on the north side, as the underground utility work continues along with as preparations to pour the new sidewalks and place the precast concrete walls. Some of the new sidewalk has been poured already! Next week will be much of the same: utility work on the north side and sidewalk work to both sides on Leavenworth.   No Saturday work or Memorial Day work is scheduled. Crews will be back on Tuesday to get going again.   Enjoy the long weekend! ...
    In the last week or so there have been a lot of changes along the two-block corridor on Jefferson which means progress.   The contractor poured concrete pavement between Leavenworth and Hyde. It should be opened up to traffic on Monday. That means traffic will flow in one continuous lane westbound from Jones to Hyde (on the new roadway).   The pre-cast concrete walls were delivered to the jobsite and you may see them lined up between Leavenworth and Jones.   The north road way Jone...
Very Busy Out There!     The final pours for the Leavenworth to Hyde roadway will be complete this week. Crews have been busy all week pouring the cement and building the new road.   It must sit for seven days to cure. So the road should be ready for use at the beginning of the week, Monday, May 20th. And traffic should flip to that side.   That week work will begin on demo'ing the old roadway on the north part of that block.             This week the first northern roadway (J...

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Next week the plans are to pave the roadway from Leavenworth to Hyde. Two days of paving the first band, and then two more for the second band and hopefully it will be done by the end of the week.   Traffic should be switched to the south side of the first block today. Work begins next week to the north sidewalk between Jones and Leavenworth, including the demo of the old roadway and work to the first alley there are Scoma.          
        This week forms were constructed for the first half of the block from Leavenworth to Hyde and next week crews will pour each band to make headway on the final part of the new roadway!   Later in the week, crews will put in place forms for the second half of the block up to Hyde and hopefully have that poured early that week of May 6th.   This week the Water Department continued water line installations between Leavenworth and Hyde.   Crews poured concrete at the west half o...