La Cocina Municipal Marketplace
In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, La Cocina will open the country's first women-led food hall and business center to prove that economic inequality doesn't have to be the status quo. With community resources, city, federal and philanthropic support, and the talent of the entrepreneurs at La Cocina, our Municipal Marketplace will offer economic opportunity for low-income and immigrant women, a safe and accessible space for Tenderloin residents and stand as an innovative model for anti-gentrification, conscious development, and private and public partnerships.
La Cocina firmly believes that this community-led economic engine can be a transformational and replicable model to alleviate poverty in inner cities nationwide.
A creative economic development model
Create opportunities to support 7 immigrant and women-owned businesses with an estimated $400,000 in annual sales per vendor.
Provide affordable meals to residents who face a combined lack of access to fresh produce and live in SROs without cooking equipment.
Create 30-40 jobs estimated at $1.3MM in total wages for Tenderloin residents in a neighborhood with one of the city's highest unemployment rates.
Create a uniquely inclusive, safe, healthy, equitable and welcoming space for families, tenants and workers in the Tenderloin through deliberate programmings.
101 Hyde Street, on the corner of Golden Gate
San Francisco CA 94102
Proposed hours: 11a-8p
Target Opening: Fall 2019