The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to our upcoming Bayview Merchant Walk on September 23 at 4:00 pm for a chance to get to know and support some amazing small businesses. Together, we will visit 4 small businesses in the Bayview neighborhood to provide our entrepreneurs and leaders an opportunity to explore, support, and network with one another.
Below is the tentative itinerary:
4:00 - 4:30 pm |Gratta Wines and Market | 5299 3rd Street > Gratta, meaning "from scratch" in Italian, is truly fitting for this woman-owned winery and market in the Third St. corridor. Although it started out as a hobby in the late 90s, Barbara Gratta fell in love with wine and the wine-making process, from how it's made to when it's bottled and beyond. Soon after Gratta Wines and Market was born. From running out of apartment basements to garages, Gratta Wines has found great success and a loving community here in San Francisco with a tasting room in the Bayview neighborhood where Barbara and her partner reside and produce the wine. Offering a variety of wines and delicious foods, this local spot is a great place for friends and neighbors to enjoy.
4:45 - 5:15 pm | Tallio's Coffee | 4732 3rd Street > Founded by Olton Rensch, Tallio's Coffee serves as a coffee roaster, beverage brewer, cafe, and retailer. Tallio's is dedicated to ensuring rich and high-quality beverages at affordable prices. Other than coffee, Tallio's specializes in ginger and tea products that help keep your body happy and healthy.
5:15 - 5:45 pm | Feline Finesse Dance Company | 4430 3rd Street > Feline Finesse Dance Company, is a youth sisterhood stemming from the origins of the Bayview-Hunters Point community of San Francisco. Its mission is to create a safe haven for all young ladies to freely, creatively, and artistically express themselves through dance while empowering them to reach their full potential, goals, and dreams. Feline Finesse Dance company currently holds young ladies of all shapes and sizes; ages ranging from 5 to 17 years old. Feline Finesse self-identify thru genres of Hip-hop and West African; but most importantly, they philosophize a sisterhood of love and self-respect. Here they not only teach choreography, but they educate their young ladies in dance fundamentals, technique, and overall etiquette.
6:00 - 8:00 pm | Old Skool Cafe | 1429 Mendell Street | Networking Session > To end our evening, we will be heading to Old Skool Cafe. Old Skool Cafe is a one-of-a-kind youth-run 1920's speakeasy and jazz restaurant that provides job training and employment to at-risk, formerly incarcerated, and foster care youth ages 16-22. Here youth are given the chance to explore the restaurant industry and gain some important leadership and teamwork skills. Old Skool Cafe offers youth a solution for addressing their basic needs and breaking the cycle of poverty and incarceration. The food is influenced by family recipes from their upbringing and transformed into dishes that are inspiring, as well as delicious. So come and enjoy an incredible evening and delicious food.
Here you will have an opportunity to mingle amongst the events' attendees for a chance to further get to know each other and discover some amazing organizations within the Bayview. Attendees will have a chance to win two free southwest tickets to anywhere Southwest travels, attendees must be present for the entirety of the event to win.
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