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Sprig is Bay Area’s latest meal deliverer to bite the dust

Sprig was one of many fighting in the "Hunger Games"-style competitive world of meal delivery, but the San Francisco company is now the latest casualty, saying Friday it will shutter all its operations, effective [Read entire story]

Even in tech-heavy SF, diners have no appetite for robots at restaurants

Food and technology have developed a relationship similar to peanut butter and jelly, but San Francisco diners view food and automation more like oil and water — they just don't mix. Locally based OpenTable — an [Read entire story]

Luxury consignment for the digital age

Julie Wainwright was asked at an event recently how her “small little business” was doing. The CEO of the online luxury consignment website The RealReal thought about her 800 employees, nearly $400 million in revenue [Read entire story]

This small Wine Country hotel just sold for almost $100M

There are a lot of things you could buy with $96.5 million, but Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Prime has decided to spend it in Wine County, snapping up 80 room keys to the Hotel Yountville. The real estate investment [Read entire story]

Massive Bishop Ranch retail development is finally bringing out the shovels

San Ramon is about to get a 300,000-square-foot injection of new retail space now that a long-awaited project is finally breaking ground. Sunset Development's City Center Bishop Ranch is bringing out the shovels Tuesday [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Ayesha Curry, Michael Mina to open BBQ restaurant in sinking tower

What do you get when you combine an acclaimed chef, a huge NBA star's wife and a sinking tower? Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina's new barbecue concept, which is slated to replace the popular and high-end RN74 restaurant in [Read entire story]

Airbnb settles lawsuit with San Francisco

Airbnb has reached a settlement with its hometown after a long-standing dispute over how to regulate vacation and short-term rentals. The agreement was signed this morning to end the legal battles between Airbnb and [Read entire story]

Business travel pushes Airbnb to next level of growth

The idea of a typical Airbnb traveler brings to mind a cost-sensitive millennial unfazed by the idea of couch surfing and shared bathrooms, but its another type of customer that is driving the company's growth even [Read entire story]

Impending closure of Mid-Market food hall paves way for future mixed-use development

Acclaimed food court and market The Hall will celebrate its third anniversary later this year by shutting down, a move that will make room for a new mixed-use development. Tidewater Capital, The Hall's San [Read entire story]

Natural-foods grocery store plows through controversy to open new East Bay location

It survived protests, a lawsuit and even replaced the original tenant, so to say Sprouts Farmer's Market (NASDAQ: SFM) is looking forward to the opening of its new Albany location would be an understatement. The [Read entire story]

In David v. Goliath mayonnaise fight, court of public opinion has already ruled (Video)

In David v. Goliath mayonnaise fight, court of public opinion has already ruled (Video)

Getting sued by Unilever is turning into the best thing that Hampton Creek could have ever wished for. Since the food giant filed suit Nov. 10 — claiming that the startup's Just Mayo spread wasn't entitled to use the [Read entire story]

Bridge Housing to build charter school in West Oakland

Bridge Housing to build charter school in West Oakland

Affordable housing developer Bridge Housing is breaking ground on its first education project, a $9.5 million charter school in West Oakland. Construction for the new location of Vincent Academy, a charter elementary [Read entire story]