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Manny’s Reopens for Indoor Service Tuesday, March 9

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Manny’s Reopens for Indoor Service Tuesday, March 9

8 March 2021 – San Francisco, CA: Almost a year after San Francisco became the first city in the United States to go into lock-down to prevent the uncontrolled spread of COVID 19, Manny’s (, the popular community gathering spot, restaurant and bookstore, opens for indoor service tomorrow, Tuesday, March 9, 9am – 3pm.  All COVID protocols will be strictly enforced, include mask wearing at all times insides except when eating or drinking.  Inside capacity will be limited to 25%. Outdoor seating will also continue.

“I haven’t been able to serve one cup of coffee from inside my coffee shop in an entire year. I can’t tell you how excited I am to stand at my register and take someone’s order for a nice cup of coffee, tasty bagel, or even a celebratory glass of champagne,” said Manny Yekutiel, 31 who founded and runs the eponymous community engagement space and café dubbed “the New Hampshire of California” (KCBS Radio) for its hosting of myriad political events including hosting 17 Democratic presidential candidates. “While the pandemic isn’t over, being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel gives me hope. Small businesses around this City, including mine, will be the engine of our recovery. I’m honored to be a part of that engine.”

To mark the occasion, Manny’s will be serving Ritual Coffee, Midnite Bagels, a new bagel company made by lead Tartine Baker Nick Beitcher, and French champagne.

“People can come to hang, work, and bring their laptops if they’re tired of working from home,” Yekutiel continued. 

Since opening its doors on Election Night 2018, Manny’s has become an epicenter of community involvement, dialogue and civic engagement having served over 50,000 people, staged over 500 events, donated space to more than 150 area nonprofits and charities, and hosted 17 presidential candidates in his first year alone. Also, in addition to receiving much media and public attention, Manny’s was recognized for his above-and-beyond achievements by the California State Senate as “Small Business of the Year.” 

Manny’s is a people powered, community focused meeting and learning place in the heart of San Francisco that combines a restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space. Manny’s goal: to create a central and affordable place to become a better informed and more involved citizen. Manny’s offers its events space to nonprofits, activists and civic organizations to spread their message and do their work as well as hosting its own civic and arts related programming. Manny’s kitchen is run by the non-profit, Farming Hope, which hires formerly homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals and trains them in the food skills needed to work in the restaurant industry.