5 Things To Know This AM — May 11 2012

Girls may be one of the hottest Bay Area bands right now, but it wasn't always like that. Frontman Chris Owens talks working in a San Mateo knife store, renting from Craigslist, and why S.F. is the best city ever. (HuffPo SF)
Wowza! Yelp just inked a lease for a 100,000 square-foot space in downtown S.F. In the Art Deco Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building to be exact. (Curbed SF)
The wait's finally over! Central Kitchen is now officially open to the public. (Inside Scoop SF)
Headed to wine country today (lucky duck!)? Well, here are five cool happenings for this weekend and beyond. (California Home + Design)
More real estate news — Macy's drops a whopping $115 million for its Union Square flagship store. In other words, they aren't leaving downtown anytime soon. (SF Business Times)

Photo: Via California Home + Design