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How Gelato Is Taking Over

September 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Gelato Products

Growing up, most of us had some kind of experience that involved enjoying a special treat like ice cream. Perhaps it was after a baseball game or school event where our parents would celebrate with something special. There could have been all sorts of reasons, the point is that we will always remember the amazing confectionary present and probably plan on rewarding our children with the same in the future.

GalatoProduct3However, chances are, ice cream is less likely to be that treat. More and more, we’re seeing gelato take over. You might walk into a store and see pan liner lids for ice cream, but it will actually be gelato that’s inside. You might see customers enjoying spoonfuls of bright colored treats from their ice cream cups, but they’re actually snacking on gelato.

Whatever the case, expect to see more and more gelato in the future. People love it because it’s new, for one thing. People are always going to be attracted to what’s new. However, they also love that this new treat tastes absolutely amazing as well. Not only is the flavor great, but the texture is unique as well. Combined, you have a new product with all kinds of flavors that is just as affordable as the kind of ice cream we all grew up with.

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The Alamo Square Neighborhood of San Francisco

September 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Phineas Upham

Alamo Square is a neighborhood rich in art and architectural history, providing a beautiful view of the downtown skyline. One of the most prominent features, aside from the park itself, are the “Painted Ladies” that line the street alongside the park off of Steiner Street. Next time you’re in San Francisco, you’ll want to make time for this special place.

Fast Facts

The neighborhood is probably one of San Francisco’s most iconic, second to the pier. It’s in many establishing shots of films and television shows. In fact, Full House featured Alamo Square Park and the Painted Ladies during its title sequence.

There is over 10,000 square feet of homes in Alamo Square, which is the second most concentrated area in the city.

Perhaps these residents are drawn by the many architecturally significant structures in the area. Both the Russian and German Imperial Consuls stayed in this neighborhood during the early part of the 1900s. In fact, the William Westerfeld House was briefly called “The Russian Embassy” after Czarist Russians took it over and turned it into a night club and meeting room in 1928.

Today’s Alamo Square

The Square has gone through many iterations, which change the demographics each time. Chain stores are restricted in this area, partly to maintain historical relevance, and non-profit groups have consistently worked hard to oppose any major changes to the area’s architectural landscape. Alamo Square is populated by younger tech executives today, those who can afford the high cost of living that gentrification has brought to the area.


Phineas Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or LinkedIn page.