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bernal Business and artist alliance



About the BBAA

Do you have a business in Bernal Heights? You’ve come to the right place!

The Bernal Business and Artist Alliance is a neighborhood organization dedicated to promoting communication and collaboration among local businesses, artists and residents, to support the well-being and and vibrancy of our Bernal Heights community.

Our goal is to support the growth and success of businesses in our community, while also promoting the unique character and charm of Bernal Heights.

We welcome businesses of all sizes and industries to join us in working towards specific objectives, such as increasing foot traffic, preserving the ambiance of the neighborhood, and promoting sustainability practices.

Through special events and promotions, we strive to expand awareness of Bernal Heights and its professional resources, while also addressing quality of life issues and promoting the mutual interests of businesses and residents.

Bernal Business and Artist Alliance – Mission Statement

  • Provide a center of communication for new and existing businesses in Bernal Heights;
  • Encourage area businesses to work together on special events and projects that benefit Bernal Heights and the mutual interests of businesses and residents;
  • Expand awareness of Bernal Heights and all its professional resources;
  • Maintain a census of area businesses and work together to address safety, business promotion and quality of life issues;
  • Conserve and nourish Bernal Heights’ distinctive character, charm and ambiance.

The San Francisco neighborhood of Bernal Heights is a diverse community on a hill, bounded by Mission Street to the west, Cesar Chavez Street to the north, Bayshore and Highway 280 to the east, and Crescent Avenue to the south.

In 1839, Jose Cornelio Bernal received a land grant from the Mexican government, the Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo, that made up 20 percent of modern-day San Francisco. It is from him that Bernal Heights gets its name. He built his family home at what is now the site of St. Luke’s Hospital.

After the 1906 earthquake and fire, Bernal Heights grew dramatically in size as city residents flocked to its open hillsides, cheap land, and solid bedrock. More than 600 houses were built in Bernal in the year after the disaster. After that, Bernal continued to expand along with the rest of the city, and is now home to more than 30,000 residents.

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Upcoming Events

Music in the Park

March 14, 2023

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Music Gallery

Yoga Retreat & Pilates

March 16, 2023

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Divi Park

Cultural Celebration

March 18, 2023

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SC Museum

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Main: (255) 352-6258
Clerk: (255) 352-6259
Fire Department: (255) 352-6260

Bernal Heights

Cortland Avenue, San Francisco 94110

8am – 5pm daily