October 22, 2009
Lowe's Has Finalized A Lease And Broken Ground On Bayshore
The tentative lease signed by Lowe's for the old Goodman Lumber Bayshore Boulevard site early this year has been finalized. And construction on the 107,000-square-foot store
should start soon has begun with an expected opening as early as August 2010.
∙ Let’s Build Something (On Bayshore) Together: Lowe’s Signs A Lease [SocketSite]
∙ Lowe's to move forward soon on S.F. store [SFGate]
∙ Lowe’s coming to Bayshore [San Francisco Examiner]
First Published: October 22, 2009 7:30 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Signed a lease and building? Is this Home Depot all over again? - i.e. a lot of bayshore folks want jobs v. a few activist folks say nothing is better than something?
is this really just an approved and go ahead , no problem, deal? i hope so.
sorry if i am just out of date on this site.
[Editor's Note: Home Depot Bayshore (San Francisco): Let’s Get Ready To Rubble!]
Posted by: Louis at October 22, 2009 8:27 AM
my great apolgies, i didnt know HD was actually approved.
Posted by: Louis at October 22, 2009 8:32 AM
If this actually gets built, I can't see anything but good for the city. It'll provide jobs in an area that needs them, provide a useful business for San Franciscans, but it's far enough away from the center of town that it won't compete heavily with local hardware stores, so should hopefully have a minimal effect on small business.
I mean, I buy things at the hardware store around the corner, but we have to go to HD or Lowe's all of the time. Right now, we end up supporting the Daly City economy by doing so.
Posted by: rr at October 22, 2009 9:30 AM
I truly hope that this succeeds and is fully developed without halts, stops and further delays.
Bayshore Blvd. has been a blighted area since the departure of Goodman's Lumber and the surrounding stores and restaurants have suffered enough.
It is criminal that this was not approved years ago but what does one expect from our "board of stups"
Posted by: radar at October 22, 2009 9:36 AM
When I drove past this site in the morning today they had cranes out there tearing things down. Although I feel it's a welcome addition to The City, I do feel bad for FlowerCraft across the street who have a great flowershop/nursery. Lowes will certainly put them out of business.
Posted by: nottimhawko at October 22, 2009 2:18 PM
FlowerCraft amd other Bayshore stores competed against Goodman's, which had a nursery. The new Lowe's will be the same size as Goodman's-- the Planning Dept and the Board of Supes shrunk Home Depot's plans for the store substantially, and Lowe's took over that approved smaller size. Local stores will have to compete by offering more locally-tailored products, and better service.
Posted by: Dan at October 22, 2009 2:34 PM
I really hope that in addition to the Lowes that some other businesses will pop up along bayshore. At present there are a number warehouse fronts and empty lots along that stretch that could be developed commercially to make it more than just a fast food alley.
Flowercraft i think will survive just fine, but floorcraft (the flooring, appliance, and rug store on the other side of Cortland Ave.) may have some struggles. Additionally if any major street could use a "greening" project it is that stretch of Bayshore Blvd. And enough of the vacant lots housing construction equipment, accumulated junk, or just sitting waiting for the christmas tree vendors to pop up for 1 month a year.
Im glad to know something has begun...it has been a long long haul to see any development started along this stretch and hopefully the jobs it brings will have a nice impact upon the surrounding areas, and spur some additional development where there is clearly room for it. Sure it might be wishful thinking given the current economy but one can hope.
Posted by: Rob at October 22, 2009 5:47 PM
I think Floorcraft has higher end products than Lowe's or Home Depot.
Posted by: Dan at October 22, 2009 8:23 PM
They do. As well as much larger tile, counter, flooring, cabinet, and plumbing selections. This may be good for Floorcraft's business. Not that I am promoting them, I don't buy anything there.
Posted by: sparky-b at October 23, 2009 8:39 AM
Isn't there a Lowes in south city? I would think this is redundant...and a little too close in proximity.
Posted by: Rincon Hill Billy at October 23, 2009 1:11 PM
^Billy, I dunno, I lived in Salt Lake City for a terrible six months and there was something like one Lowe's per 100,000 people. We really have very few Lowe's in the Bay Area compared to most areas (mostly because we still have quite a few very large local lumber yard type places). I think Lowe's will do just fine, considering the store you mention and the new one will still service more than half a million people each (in a MUCH more affluent area).
Posted by: anon at October 24, 2009 10:02 AM
@Rincon Hill Billy: there is a Lowe's in South SF, but it's a long way to go for people in the northern end of the city. And I should also note it's nearly impossible to get to: I defy you to get there without making at least one illegal u-turn.
Posted by: S.W. at October 25, 2009 12:53 PM
As a resident of Bernal Heights I worry about the traffic congestion that will be created from hundreds more cars a day using Cortland Ave as access to the 280 or the Mission.
Posted by: dan at November 18, 2009 2:01 PM
Dan, give me an f*ing break. Goodmans was there for years, and Cortland didn't suffer traffic armageddon. It won't now. There's very little reason to use Cortland as access anyway for most people. Cesar Chavez and Bayshore are more efficient arterials to get folks there from surrounding neighorhoods.
Posted by: curmudgeon at November 18, 2009 2:12 PM
Capital D Dan, here--
I disagree with little d dan.
The new Lowe's will be the same size as Goodman's, and considerably smaller than a typical Lowe's or Home Depot.
People from the west side of town are more likely to head down 280 to Home Depot or Lowe's, rather than take Cortland. There may be somewhat more traffic on Potrero, Cesar Chavez, and Bayshore, but I doubt it will be dramatically more than when Goodman's was around.
Posted by: Dan at November 18, 2009 4:27 PM
Where do you apply at for this new location
Posted by: Jeezy at October 26, 2010 12:49 PM