To our members:
We reported a few weeks back that the San Jose metro area was last in the country, with only 30 percent of office workers having returned to work post-Covid. While we have slowly climbed to 34%, our neighbor to the north has had a decline in people coming back to work, so San Francisco now holds the last place distinction. Both Bay Area cities are lagging behind the rest of the country, where the average still stands around 43 percent, but it feels good to know we're trending in the right direction
The daytime population may be slow to return to normal, but nighttime and weekend activity is almost back - or exceeding - pre-Covid levels Thursday through Saturday evenings. Fanime is at the McEnery Convention Center all weekend, First Fridays and Sub Zero are next weekend, and the event season will be in full swing when Music in the Park, Starlight Cinemas, Viva Calle, and a host of live theater events return in June. We will keep track of attendance at those events, and will share in future messages. In the meantime, please drop me a note at nwilliams@sjdowntown if there's anything you're doing to bring people back to downtown and would like to share.