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San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

Designed by Albert Pissis and built in 1912, CPMC’s 20,000-square-foot Health Sciences Library Building at 2395 Sacramento Street was designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark 37 years ago. But with the library having since been digitized and its services gone virtual, the Sacramento Street building was recently emptied and... Read More »

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Founded as Wally Heider Recording back in 1969 and now known as Hyde Street Studios, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, CCR, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Tupac, Cake, Chris Isaak and a long list of significant others have all laid down tracks at 245 Hyde Street in San Francisco’s... Read More »

Facebook Leases a Tower in San Francisco

Facebook Leases a Tower in San Francisco

Facebook has inked a lease for all 432,000 square feet of office space within the bottom two-thirds of the 54-story tower finishing up construction at 181 Fremont Street. The space can accommodate up to 3,000 workers, many, if not most, of which are likely to be current employees and... Read More »

Plans to Raise the Roof and Housing above Oddjob

Plans to Raise the Roof and Housing above Oddjob

Tentative plans for a 40-room hotel to rise over the Oddjob building at 1337 Mission Street appear to have been abandoned, but plans for a major addition and conversion of the existing building’s top two floors have not. As newly proposed, the second and third floors of the bar’s... Read More »

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Plans to convert the former Sacred Heart Church turned Church of 8 Wheels skating rink into a mixed-use development at 554 Fillmore Street have been supersized and would now yield 33 residential units over 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a basement garage as proposed. But... Read More »

Millennium Condo Drops below 2013 Price but Still $1.1K per Foot

Millennium Condo Drops below 2013 Price but Still $1.1K per Foot

Purchased for $970,000 at the end of 2013, the one-bedroom unit #24D at 301 Mission Street (a.k.a. the tilting Millennium Tower) returned to the market listed for $999,000 this past February. And having been reduced to $925,000 last month, the sale of the 789-square-foot condo has just closed escrow... Read More »

Bad News for Lovers of Lucky 13, a Buyer Has Emerged

Bad News for Lovers of Lucky 13, a Buyer Has Emerged

A permit to demolish the historic Lucky 13 bar has been requested. Plans for a new five-story building with 27 condos, a 1,230-square-foot commercial space fronting Market Street and a storage room for 34 bikes to rise upon the bar’s 2140 Market Street parcel have been approved, the building... Read More »

Original Top Chef Home Facing Foreclosure (Again)

Original Top Chef Home Facing Foreclosure (Again)

The asking price for the very first ‘Top Chef’ home at 3159 Baker Street, which has been on and off the market in the Marina and listed for as much as $6.5 million since 2009, was reduced to $4.488 million earlier this week. At the same time, the owners... Read More »

Landmark Union Square Retailer Lands a New Home

Landmark Union Square Retailer Lands a New Home

While Britex Fabrics has operated out of its iconic four-story space at 146 Geary Street since 1952, the family that founded and operates the store sold the Union Square building to City Center Realty Partners for $38 million at the end of 2015. And as we first reported last... Read More »

Up and Down in the Inner Mission

Up and Down in the Inner Mission

Purchased for $775,000 in February of 2015, the “amazing” one-bedroom unit #211 at 1875 Mission Street, which is outfitted “high end finishes, hardwood floors, in-unit washer & dryer and 1-car parking space in garage,” has just resold for $832,020. That’s total appreciation of 7.4 percent for the unit... Read More »