On Monday, the Small Business Commission for the Legacy Business Registry unanimously voted to add Bayview-Hunters Point bar The Jazz Room to its growing list of legacy businesses. The pub, which opened in 1962, is the 130th enterprise to be added to the registry.
“The Jazz Room has grounded its cultural and historical significance in the Bayview-Hunters Point community,” said District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, who nominated the business. “Bernedette Smith’s family-owned business is a critical asset to the city of San Francisco."
The Legacy Business Program recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses that have been nominated by the Mayor or a member of the Board of Supervisors. Businesses are eligible for grants worth $500 per full-time employee each year, along with rent stabilization grants of $4.50/square foot. Each year, the registry accepts up to 300 businesses.