Mission Fire Business Fund Archives

After Being Displaced by Mission Fire, Business is Blooming Again for Thalia’s Jewelry

Successfully running a two-decades old business is a definite labor of love. Imagine the horror of having that focus of your life seemingly disappear in a couple of hours. That’s the unfortunate story for Araceli and Fernando, owners of Thalia’s Jewelry, one of 31 businesses displaced by the conflagration at Mission and 22nd streets almost…

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Mission Community Rallies at Benefit Concert to Save Displaced Businesses

As she waited in line to donate money at a benefit concert last night, Sonia looked over at the burned-out building on the corner of Mission and 22nd streets, the shuttered-up structure a statement on the changing neighborhood. “I hope these businesses can come back. I loved that place for many years. What will it…

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