On a beautiful day in the Castro, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman was joined by City Manager Carmen Chu⁠, Assessor-Recorder Joaquin Torres, SFPD Mission Station Captain Rachel Moran, Maryo Mogannam, President of the Council of District Merchants Associations Community Fund⁠, Masood Samereie, President of the Castro Merchants,⁠ and Mr. Chris Larsen, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Ripple and the Founder of the  Avenue Greenlight community initiative.⁠

"Queen of the Castro" Donna Sachet in her gorgeous red ensemble was a perfect emcee.⁠

Thank you, Mr. Tom Taylor and Dr. Jerry Goldstein, for keeping this Iconic Flag flying high for so long.
Avenue Greenlight will help keep the tradition going strong.

Thank you to everyone in attendance. Keep checking in at to see what the other Merchants Associations have in store.⁠⁠

CASTRO WALK 03.05.21

Castro Merchants are the first recipient from the SFCDMA Community Fund! On March 5, 2021 Castro Merchants President Masood Samereie was joined by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and SFCDMA President Maryo Mogannam for the check presentation. Afterwards they walked around the Castro greeting merchants, including:


Hot Cookie San Francisco

Castro Smoke Shop

The Golden Grill

Double Rainbow Ice Cream


Castro Coffee Company


Rossi's Deli