Members-only pet care market heats up

Dr. Treat opened today in the Marina. Photo: Megan Rose Dickey/Axios

A new vet clinic, Dr. Treat, opens Friday in San Francisco's Marina district.

Why it matters: An onslaught of COVID-era pet purchases unfolded as veterinary clinics faced labor shortages due to pandemic disruption.

Nick Bastone
Aug 5, 2022 - Business

Summer tourism shows promise for San Francisco

Data: San Francisco Travel Association; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Walking around Alamo Square Park in recent weeks and observing the endless selfies taken in front of the Painted Ladies, one can't help but wonder — is tourism on the rebound in San Francisco?

What's happening: Early indicators for this summer are promising.

Megan Rose Dickey
Aug 3, 2022 - News

California is No. 1 for EV adoption

Data: S&P Global Mobility; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

California leads the U.S. in adoption of electric vehicles, with the state accounting for 39% of all EVs registered nationwide.

Yes, but: EVs represent less than 2% of all vehicles on the road in California.

Outer Richmond's sober cafe returns after brief break

Man wearing a baseball cap with hands in pocket.
Joshua James, owner of Ocean Beach Cafe. Photo: Megan Rose Dickey/Axios

After a quick closure in June, sober social lounge Ocean Beach Cafe is back serving exclusively non-alcoholic drinks in the outer Richmond.

Why it matters: Sobriety is trendy, with some people attributing their alcohol-free lifestyles to less time spent out and about, and others to focusing on their health.

3 scrumptious spots to get toast in San Francisco

several types of toast arranged on plates
Photo: Julia Stotz, courtesy of The Mill

There are plenty of places to snag a slice of toast in San Francisco, but which stands out for its delectable bites?

  • Here are three top spots to get your fix:
Nick Bastone
Jul 25, 2022 - Business

An office lunch comeback for San Francisco

Front San Francisco tech company offices
Front's San Francisco office. Photo courtesy of Front

Front CEO Mathilde Collin recently tweeted a photo of a rare scene in San Francisco these days — tables full of tech workers eating lunch together in an office.

What’s happening: The customer service startup welcomed employees back into its Mid Market headquarters in late June. Moving forward, "Fronteers" — the nickname employees call themselves — will work in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless they receive an exemption.

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