October 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is touting the city's plans to revitalize the Mid-Market neighborhood by luring tech companies like Twitter, which is set to go public this week.
Lee took journalists on a walking tour Monday of a long-neglected stretch of Market Street that is being transformed by an influx of tech firms and workers.
Lee says the arrival of Twitter and other tech firms illustrates the success of the city's efforts to draw companies to the Mid-Market neighborhood, long known for its crime and seedy theaters and as a place frequented by the homeless.
During the media tour, the mayor stopped at two local businesses - Sam's Diner and Huckleberry Bicycles - that are seeing an increase in business as more tech firms and workers move in.
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