Scoma’s in San Francisco Receives Small Business Legacy Registry
Marking the 200th Milestone for the Program
San Francisco, CA — Scoma’s Restaurant was approved by the San Francisco Small Business Commission for the Legacy Business Registry. The Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses as valuable cultural assets to the city of San Francisco. The last round of approvals brings the total count to 200 businesses added to the Legacy Business Registry.
Scoma’s was founded by Al Scoma and his brother Joe. Scoma’s is a family-owned institution on Pier 47 in Fisherman’s Wharf serving “pier to plate” classic seafood dishes. What started in 1965 with two brothers, their mother’s recipes and a six-stool counter has grown to one of the highest grossing independent restaurants in the nation seating 300+ guests and located on a drive named after its owner. Expansion over the years includes a fish-receiving station to ensuring maximum freshness and a 46-foot fishing boat to support its commitment to sustainable fishing practices and local fishermen. Scoma’s has over 130 employees with union wages and benefits, some who have worked with the restaurant for 40 years.
“On behalf of our team and the family of Scoma’s founder Al Scoma, we are humbled by this honor and thank Supervisor Aaron Peskin for nominating Scoma’s Restaurant and the great city of San Francisco for Legacy Business status,” said Tom Creedon, President of Scoma’s Restaurant. “We congratulate the businesses who have also received this prestigious honor. San Francisco is fortunate to have wonderful Legacy businesses for all of us to experience.”
“I’ve worked for the Scoma’s family for 35 years and we have numerous team members who have been there even longer and for us, we are very thrilled for the family,” said Mariann Costello, Vice President of Scoma’s. “We are truly a legacy business that is progressive, never resting on our laurels, protecting the environment, adopting sustainable practices and we give back whenever possible. Thank you so much from entire team.” ”
About the Legacy Business Program
A Legacy Business is a for-profit or nonprofit business that has operated in San Francisco for 30 or more years. The business must contribute to the neighborhood’s history and/or the identity of a particular neighborhood or community, and it must commit to maintaining the physical features or traditions that define the business, including craft, culinary or art forms.
The registration process for the Legacy Business Program includes nomination by Mayor London N. Breed or a member of the Board of Supervisors, a written application, an advisory recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission and approval of the Small Business Commission. Inclusion on the Registry provides Legacy Businesses with recognition and support as an incentive for them to stay in the community. The program also provides educational and promotional assistance to encourage their continued viability and success in San Francisco.
For more information about the Legacy Business Program, including a list and map of businesses on the Legacy Business Registry, visit http://sfosb.org/legacy-business.