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Ahoy, Tenderloin!

Author Dave Eggers' nonprofit 826 Valencia, a children's writing workshop, is headed to the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin. The new location will be the largest of 826 Valencia's seven. The nonprofit operates as a pirate store in the Mission, but no theme has yet been disclosed for the Tenderloin version. The new location is on a corner notoriously plagued with drug dealing and crime, and the presence of 826 Valencia is part of an effort from the Mayor's Office of Workforce development and Tenderloin neighborhood groups to make the area safer. [SF Chronicle]