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Great article!  We are so happy to hear how the Jefferson Street Improvments have helped this business!   Talk about longevity.   Three different names, three different looks, one extended family and one 67-year-old restaurant.   That's the short description of Capurro's, at the northern end - or, as owner Paul Capurro says, the "local" end - of Fisherman's Wharf.   The fuller story is one of a family that has persevered in San Francisco's rocky restaurant busine...
San Francisco Beautiful Recognizes Newly Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Jefferson Street with Beautification Award   September 18, 2013, San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Beautiful, a group dedicated to creating and maintaining the beauty of the City, honored The Fisherman's Wharf Public Realm Plan with the top award for beautification in the category of "Access" at the 42nd annual award ceremony. The first phase of the revamped pedestrian and bike -friendly Jefferson Street, the principal...
Friday, June 21, 2013, by Laura Tepper   [Photo by Aaron Bialick via SF Streetsblog]The main drag at Fisherman's Wharf is halfway to a full-on makeover with the classic goals of making it a friendlier stretch of road for walkers, bikers, and businesses through a series of design and traffic changes, collectively known as the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project. Yesterday, an obligatory ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of Phase 1 of the P...
Kale Williams June 21, 2013http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/New-Jefferson-Street-a-dream-for-walkers-4613262.php   A new Jefferson Street was officially unveiled Thursday - at least the two westernmost blocks of it. City officials, including Mayor Ed Lee, were on hand at Fisherman's Wharf for the official ribbon-cutting, but the real story is the improvements themselves, which include wider sidewalks, a narrower two-way street for vehicles, upgraded lighting and revitalized lan...
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-Revamps-Fishermans-Wharf-212413521.html    
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2013/06/20/city-officials-unveil-a-people-friendly-street-in-fishermans-wharf/
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=9146195  
http://www.ktvu.com/news/entertainment/jefferson-street-make-over-sfs-fishermans-wharf/nYQyR/   By Evan Borders - KTVU.com SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —   San Francisco city officials, the media, and curious tourists witnessed the ribbon cutting of the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project along the busy Fisherman’s Wharf. Since 2006, the San Francisco Planning Department has been working with the Fisherman's Wharf CBD on improvements to the area of Jefferson St. between Hyde and...
After six months of construction, San Francisco city officials today are celebrating the reopening of a street in Fisherman’s Wharf that has been made safer and more pedestrian-friendly. A two-block stretch of Jefferson Street between Hyde and Jones streets now has twice as much sidewalk space as before, as well as a new two-way traffic configuration, new lighting and crosswalk bulb-outs to allow pedestrians to cross the street with ease. Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors president David Chiu...

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The City of San Francisco is making major improvements to Fisherman’s Wharf’s main street, Jefferson Street.  Please see:http://www.newjeffersonstreet.com/   As of June 18th, 2013, Jefferson Street has been converted from a one-way to a two-way street, with one lane in each direction, between Powell and Hyde streets.   Hyde Street between Jefferson and Beach Street has also been converted to two-way.  The changes also include widened sidewalks and a narr...
PRESS ADVISORY:June 18, 2013Press Contact: Rachel Gordon, DPW, 415-554-6045     FRESH LOOK FOR POPULAR FISHERMAN'S WHARF CORRIDOR   Mayor, City officials and community and business leaders to mark Grand Opening of new Jefferson Street streetscape featuring a beautiful new roadway and wider sidewalks   SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, representatives from City departments and Fisherman's Wharf community and business leaders will celebrate the offi...
Please join the SF Planning Department and the Fisherman's Wharf CBD for a Community Meeting to learn more about the Phase 2 plan for the Public Realm / Jefferson Street Project.  Where: Waterfront Terraces (Upstairs at the Wax Museum Building, 145 Jefferson Street, Suite 100). The entrance is just to the left of McDonalds.     When: Monday, June 10th from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.
        Save the date! Thursday, June 20th, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.   The official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is coming up for the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project.     Please join us!         WHO: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, District 3 Supervisor David Chiu, Department of Public Works, Port of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Community Business District     WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project     WHEN: Thursday, June 2...

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Crews began work yesterday on an overhaul of Jefferson Street in Fisherman’s Wharf that will expand pedestrian space, reduce the number of cars, and create a more welcoming public realm for the throngs of tourists that regularly crowd the street. Improvements on the first two blocks of Jefferson, between Jones and Hyde Streets, were fast-tracked for completion in time for America’s Cup, which is set to begin on July 4. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in October, but it was pu...
The long-awaited plan to transform a section of Jefferson Street into a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is expected to begin next month.A key segment of Fisherman’s Wharf, Jefferson Street attracts 40,000 to 75,000 pedestrians a day, but its sidewalks are crowded and traffic congestion is often difficult to manage. To deal with the crowds and get the area prepped for next year’s America’s Cup regatta, a redesign is under way to reduce automobile traffic, remove parking spots, widen sidewalks an...
Fisherman’s Wharf merchants are betting that a remake of the district’s main artery to encourage more walkers and bikers will make it an even bigger draw.   A stretch of Jefferson Street between Hyde and Powell streets will undergo a $4 million renovation that will widen sidewalks, add landscaping, redesign intersections and allow for more outdoor seating for eateries.   The project is expected to start in October and finish by July 2013, giving the neighborhood a new feel in time ...
San Francisco is preparing to see if a street can be made to be both ceremonial and intimate - and in the chaotic realm of Fisherman's Wharf, no less. Two blocks of Jefferson Street will be recast by June 2013 to favor people on foot, rather than motor vehicles of all sizes, shapes and license plates. It's an adventurous experiment in urban design. It's also a departure from the norm that can't be done half-heartedly, or the result could be a well-intentioned waste of time and money. ...
The City is still moving forward with a proposal to overhaul a busy thoroughfare at Fisherman's Wharf even though once-ambitious plans to renovate San Francisco's waterfront have been scaled back due to financial issues with the upcoming America's Cup.   Jefferson Street handles thousands of tourists and sightseers every day, but its sidewalks have trouble handling the crowds. City planners have proposed a two-block rebuild to widen sidewalks, remove on-street parking and introduce two-wa...