Check the status of your Legacy Business Registry application

We accept applications year-round.

We are currently prioritizing the review order of applications from businesses located in Bayview, Excelsior, Inner and Outer Sunset, Portola, Visitation Valley, and other neighborhoods where we don't have as many registered Legacy Businesses. We will review all other applications in the order that we get them.

We will contact you by email when we begin reviewing your application materials.

After you submit your application, we review it and help edit it. We process applications in groups of 5-10.

Then we send it to two commissions for approval:

  1. Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
  2. Small Business Commission (SBC)

From the time you apply, it can take a few months for approval.

Applications being processed

The following applications will be heard by the HPC on June 5, 2024, and the SBC on June 24, 2024.

  1. Bob's Donuts and Pastries
  2. Joanne's Beauty Boutique
  3. MPA Design
  4. Roberts Corned Meats, Inc. 
  5. The Verdi Club

The following applications will be submitted to the HPC on June 18, 2024. They will be heard by the HPC on July 17, 2024, and the SBC on July 22, 2024.

  1. Bissap Baobab
  2. Christopher's Books
  3. The Ramp Restaurant
  4. Rocco's Cafe

Applications currently in review

The following applications are currently in review.

  1. Da Flora - IN REVIEW
  2. Treasure Island Museum - IN REVIEW
  3. Ten-Ichi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
  4. Green Earth Natural Food
  5. Hair Place & More Barber Shop
  6. Sabella and La Torre
  7. Plan of Action for Challenging Times (PACT)
  8. Oscar's Photo Lab
  9. City Optix
  10. Shaw Shoes
  11. Standard 5&10 Ace Hardware
  12. Standard Metal Products
  13. African-American Shakespeare Company
  14. Geary Print Shop
  15. American Institute of Architects
  16. Walter Adams Framing
  17. Ace Mailing
  18. Golden Gate Park Band
  19. Great Star Theater
  20. San Francisco Judo Institute

Applications reviewed

The following applications are the most recent applications that have been reviewed.

  1. Balompie Cafe - REVIEWED
  2. The Gables Stationery - REVIEWED
  3. New India Bazar - REVIEWED
  4. Mudpie - REVIEWED
  5. El Faro Restaurant - REVIEWED
  6. Ray's Custom Tailor & Alterations - REVIEWED
  7. El Burrito Express - REVIEWED
  8. Lien Ying Tai Chi Chuan Academy - REVIEWED
  9. Gallery 444 - REVIEWED
  10. Jazz'z Salon & Boutique - REVIEWED
  11. Theatre Rhinoceros - REVIEWED
  12. Monroe Personnel Service LLC and Temptime - REVIEWED
  13. The Fly Trap - REVIEWED
  14. Russian Hill Dog Grooming - REVIEWED
  15. Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant - REVIEWED
  16. Java Beach Cafe - REVIEWED
  17. Savoy Tivoli - REVIEWED
Last updated June 14, 2024