Amazon’s Go stores will accept cash at some point
Amazon has agreed to implement “additional payment mechanisms at its two Go stores in SF, and at its soon-to-open third, ahead of a SF Supervisor Vallie Brown’s proposed law that would outlaw cashless storefronts in the city. Calling it an equality issue, Brown referenced residents without bank accounts — including homeless, immigrants, and other populations — who would be excluded from shopping at the stores, which require shoppers to have a bank account, and smart phone. If the law is passed, stores will have 90 days to adopt new payment methods under the proposal (it’s scheduled for a vote on April 25); Amazon hasn’t announced a timeline for accepting cash.
Noe Valley’s getting an oyster bar and fish market
Chefs Ismael Macias and Adrian Hoffman have owned wholesale business Four Star Seafood and Provisions for about four years; now they’re expanding with Billingsgate, a retail fish market and oyster bar this summer at 3859 24th St., right next to the Noe Valley Farmers Market. It’ll have about 20 seats with counter service, beer, wine, and fresh fish for home cooks to take home.
Bento Club brings Asian food to downtown workers
A new delivery service focusing on Asian food at lunch is growing a following among SoMa and FiDi workers. Customers select and place lunch orders each day by 10:45 a.m., choosing from restaurants like JapaCurry, Burmese Kitchen, and Jangsoo Korean, then meet delivery drivers at one of ten designated pick-up spots. Read more about the business, which was started by a former Yelp product manager.
Manresa Bagels for one day only
A one-day bagel pop-up is happening at the Campbell bakery on Wednesday, April 24. There’ll be sourdough bagels that are also available as sandwiches: fried egg and cheese, smoked whitefish salad, and a crudité veggie option. Possibly more importantly, there will be three boody mary options with varying booze and flavors. It’ll happen from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. at 195 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA