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Friday in San Francisco: Breed declares Metallica Day, elite club Core to take over Transamerica Pyramid and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Happy Friday, San Francisco!

Welcome back to another daily roundup of local stories for Dec. 17.

San Francisco declares Dec. 16 'Metallica Day' as beloved band kicks off 40th anniversary celebrations

Metallica is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend in San Francisco, prompting the mayor to announce Dec. 16 is now an honorary holiday in the city, ABC7 reports.

"I want to declare this Metallica Day in San Francisco," Mayor London Breed said Thursday, per ABC7.

Metallica will be hosting events, concerts and volunteer opportunities throughout the city over the next four days, with two nights at Chase Center.

"Our hearts and souls, sense of belonging will always be San Francisco, and Metallica and SF, will always be synonymous with each other," Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told ABC7.

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Elite club to come to San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid

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A new members-only club will take over three floors of the Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery St. in the Financial District, San Francisco Business Times reports.

Core debuted in New York City in 2005, billing itself as an ultra-luxury watering hole for the wealthy who can afford a membership fee of over $50,000. The club has locations in Manhattan and Milan.

Core signed a 20-year lease for 45,000 square feet at the Transamerica Pyramid. The new San Francisco location slated to open in 2023 will offer member suites, a restaurant, a gym, outdoor space and a personalized skincare program.

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FiDi and SoMa businesses, transit impacted by power outage

Businesses in downtown San Francisco's Financial District and South of Market neighborhoods suffered power outages on Friday, KRON4 reports.

Pacific Gas & Electric started receiving reports of the outage around 8:30 a.m. Crews worked to resolve the issue, which affected about 2,000 customers. PG&E said that underground vaults were full of water due to recent storms, forcing crews to pump water to access the equipment. Only 31 customers were still impacted around 10:19 a.m.

The cause of the outage has not yet been announced.

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