When we were approached by the SF nonprofit Livable City to help them work with SF small businesses during Covid-19, we were so honored to get involved. As a small business ourselves who was hit really hard by Covid-19 closures, we were eager to help however we could.

Our Challenge:

Help a beloved local restaurant, Cafe Envy in SF’s Bayview District, reopen for the first time after quarantine with outdoor dining by filing the Shared Streets permit, designing and securing rentals for an outdoor parklet, and planning social distancing to comply with health department regulations — ALL IN THREE DAYS!

Oh yea, and the Mayor of San Francisco was going to attend and give a speech. NO BIG DEAL 😉

But we did it. In 3 days we did a site visit, took measurements, and secured a rentals company available and willing to do a long term rental for the restaurant. We found event staffing, a Uhaul, and helped the amazing April at Cafe Envy get her parklet setup and ready to open to her community, as well as the Mayor!

Shout out to Stuart Party Rentals who came through in the clutch, as well as Toni Zernik for the amazing photos of the launch! We learned a lot, and are ready to help more local restaurants get ready to open safely!

*NOTE: The Mayor only took her mask off during her speech. She was otherwise wearing a mask, as were other patrons, while onsite.

We’re Not Done – Help us, Help Local Restaurants! Calling Makers, Builders, & Distributors

We’re looking to create a menu of discounted product offerings for more San Francisco restaurants to create outdoor parklets so they can serve their community safely during Covid-19. We are partnering with Livable City as well as OEWD (Office of Economic Workforce Development) to work with small businesses on permitting and design.

If you are a MAKER, BUILDER, or someone with contacts with DISTRIBUTORS — we’re looking for pricing on the following equipment for small businesses to purchase for outdoor parklets!

  • Moveable Fencing & Barricade options (to enclose the parklets from car traffic)
  • Seating & Outdoor Dining Options (bistro tables/chairs for outdoor use; 2 seater & 4 seater tables)
  • Planters/Topiaries on wheels (small, medium, and large sizes)
  • Outdoor Heat Lamps
Want to submit a quote, estimate, or bid?