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Mid-Market News

  • Author(s): Andersen, Theodore
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Cofounded by SF-based writers Ted Andersen and Alexandra Kostoulas, Mid-Market News is a new hyper-local news blog dedicated to the untold stories of the emerging Mid-Market neighborhood, which includes the Tenderloin, SOMA and Civic Center neighborhoods.


San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood was once a forgotten area of the city’s downtown districts. The corridor was rife with shuttered businesses, homeless people and drug dealing, and the area was a virtual no-go zone after dark. But this situation has been turning around. Investors have seen opportunity for growth in this section of the city and mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have incentivized investment in the neighborhood through tax breaks to keep major players like Twitter from leaving the city. As the neighborhood keeps on growing, there is a stronger need for those who live and work in the community to get more connected to the historic area. The need for integration between these individuals and the less well-heeled community is at its peak.


Mid-Market News tells the stories of San Francisco’s most dynamic neighborhood. It combines digital and print platforms to report on art, business, culture, crime, gentrification and other salient issues. The primary news content consists of long-form articles and video. Social media stories are also part of our Twitter and Instagram platforms.

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