A new surf shop is opening in the Castro, the nation’s largest Chinatown, in an attempt to revitalize the area after a major earthquake and tsunami.
The Tsunamis are believed to be the deadliest natural disaster in California history, killing more than 17,000 people and destroying about $2 billion worth of property.
Kikyo, a new business opened Monday at 5892 Mission St. in San Rafael.
Its owners say they plan to reopen by late March.
In August, the Tsunimas second wave caused a tsunami that destroyed buildings, knocked out power to thousands of people and caused a $1.6 billion economic ripple in the Bay Area.
San Francisco is one of the hardest hit areas in the U.S. with more than 5,000 deaths, the most recent death toll in November, according to the latest death toll from the U