Castro merchants were told at their meeting February 3 that the acting captain at the San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station has been promoted to the permanent position and that the old Pottery Barn store is unlikely to be the site of an LGBTQ museum.
Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman shared both pieces of news with members of the Castro Merchants Association. As the B.A.R.
previously reported, Gavin McEachern became acting captain in December. "As you can imagine, the unhoused are the biggest issue I hear about in the Castro," McEachern said, adding he dispatched officers to 18th and Hartford streets Thursday morning to make contact with some folks. "We are trying to deal with that.