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Philz Sets Its Sights on Polk Street

Philz Sets Its Sights on Polk Street

Philz Coffee is planning to take over the former Russian Hill Bookstore storefront at 2230 Polk Street which has been vacant for five months. As proposed, while the interior of the Polk Street space would be renovated, the exterior would remain relatively the same, save some new signage. But... Read More »

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Facing pushback from a number of Planning Commissioners who echoed the fears of neighbors that the proposed Moxy Hotel, a Marriott brand which targets the millennial traveler, “who understands that style can be delivered at attractive prices,” could attract “late-night activity that is incompatible with the adjacent residential development,”... Read More »

How Much Gas Does a Gas Station Pump in San Francisco? (ANSWERED)

How Much Gas Does a Gas Station Pump in San Francisco? (ANSWERED)

With plans for a 177-unit development to rise on the Divisadero Touchless Carwash and Roy’s Shell station site at the corner of Divisadero and Oak moving forward, and building on a larger trend, it’s time to see if perceptions match reality with respect to demand for gas and car... Read More »

Bad News for Hemlock as Plans for Development Move Forward

Bad News for Hemlock as Plans for Development Move Forward

Plans to level the three-story building which stretches from Hemlock to Sutter, on the west side of Polk Street, and develop a six-story building with 54 apartments averaging around 500 square feet apiece over three ground floor retail spaces and a basement garage for 26 cars are moving ahead.... Read More »

No Guarantee of New Housing to Rise in the Heart of Noe Valley

No Guarantee of New Housing to Rise in the Heart of Noe Valley

The former Real Food building at 3939 24th Street, in the heart of Noe Valley, has been vacant since 2003 when the grocery was suddenly shuttered. Two months ago it was reported that HGGC, the private equity group co-founded by former 49ers quarterback Steve Young which now controls the... Read More »

Whole Foods Inks a Lease for Shuttered Best Buy Site, But…

Whole Foods Inks a Lease for Shuttered Best Buy Site, But…

It’s true, Whole Foods has inked a lease for the recently shuttered Best Buy location in the City Center mall at Geary and Masonic. But a formal application to allow the move has yet to be filed with Planning. And as referenced in a report by Reuters yesterday, Target,... Read More »

Western SoMa Target, CVS and Starbucks Closer to Reality

Western SoMa Target, CVS and Starbucks Closer to Reality

The formal application to convert the former Sports Authority building at 1690 Folsom Street into a full-service Target has been filed with Planning. The conversion wouldn’t require an expansion of the 40,000-square-foot building nor a major change to the building’s façade, save new signage. And as proposed, a full-service... Read More »

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

As envisioned by Morgan Stanley and designed by Gensler, the solid concrete and travertine skin of the Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street will be replaced with a glass curtain wall and a series of floor to ceiling windows while the interior of the 250,000-square-foot structure will... Read More »

Dropbox Inks Massive Lease for The Exchange in Mission Bay

Dropbox Inks Massive Lease for The Exchange in Mission Bay

Dropbox, which is currently headquartered at 333 Brannan Street, has inked a record-setting lease for all 736,000 square feet of future office space at The Exchange on 16th which is currently under construction in Mission Bay. The 15-year lease, which doesn’t include the development’s 14,000 square feet of future... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

As we first noted nine months ago: While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon... Read More »