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San Francisco Shopping - The Cannery at Del Monte Square on 2810 Leavenworth Street is a beautiful complex built in 1907 as a fruit-canning plant. It was converted into a mall in the 1960’s. It offers about 30 shops, a ceramic studio and gallery, and several restaurants. Best of all, it also offers The Oakville Grocery, where shoppers can choose from a wide assortment of great gourmet foods.

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The Westfield San Francisco Centre at 865 Market Street is a $140 million complex. It is a vertical mall featuring four-story spiral escalators and a nine-story atrium topped by a retractable skylight. This mall offers 65 specialty shops such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Footlocker, J. Crew, and many, many others. Also offered here are Bloomingdale’s and a Century movie theatre.

Ghirardelli Square at 900 North Point was a former chocolate factory, and is now a quaint shopping mall, as well as a popular area landmark. Dating from 1864, a replica clock tower crowns the complex. The Ghirardelli soda fountain is inside the tower, selling chocolate and is an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor. Dining is somewhat limited, but the dining options and the atmosphere make this a very enjoyable place to visit.

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Crocker Galleria at 50 Post St.

Jeremy’s at 2 South Park

San Telmo Market at 961 Defensa or Bolivar 998

Fumiki Fine Asian Arts at 272 Sutter St.

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San Francisco Interesting Facts

  • San Francisco’s Sourdough can not be made anywhere else because the yeast will not grow anywhere else.
  • Juana Briones, in 1836, was the first settler in North Beach
  • John Muir was the first president of the Sierra Club, founded in San Francisco
  • San Francisco is named after Saint Francis of Assissi.
  • Gangster Babyface was apprehended in the ladies room of the San Francisco Brewing Company
  • The San Francisco city tree is a 100 foot Monterey Cypress in Golden Gate Park.
  • Almaney is the oldest continuously operated farmer’s market in the state of California.
  • The first commercial dynamite factory in the U.S. was at Glen Canyon Park.
  • Baseball hero Joe DiMaggio grew up in North Beach
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