Yelpers love San Francisco. Our company started in SF and our headquarters have been within the radius of the same few city blocks ever since. We recently took up residence in a brand new space (well, brand new to *us* – it’s a historic San Francisco building), and we couldn’t be more excited.
Why the big move? Well, Yelp is in that awkward teenager growth-spurt phase where our old space was getting to be a tight squeeze and we needed more room…and a bike lobby with showers, increased video conferencing capability, an in-house barista…you get the idea.
To break in the new digs, we had a few very special guests join us for a building tour and hot chocolates. US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee applauded Yelp’s growth and benefit to local communities and congratulated us on the move and our almost 10-year history in San Francisco. Mayor Lee even declared it Yelp Day here in SF! Watch the whole show below, or on the Yelp YouTube channel.
A lot of thought went into choosing our new home. Not only did we need more room, but we wanted a location that would be good for commuters, have easy access to lots of local businesses and restaurants and pay tribute to the rich history of our hometown. Check out some pics to see how Yelp’s Head of Facilities, John Lieu, worked with design firm O+A to introduce modern renovations while maintaining our building’s historic character.