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End of Days for the Elbo Room?  Building on the Market for $4.2M

End of Days for the Elbo Room? Building on the Market for $4.2M

With the Elbo Room’s lease now set to expire on January 1, 2019 and plans to redevelop its site having been approved, the corner building which it currently occupies at 645-647 Valencia Street is now on the market with a $4.2 million price tag, touting transferable building permits for... Read More »

Plans for San Francisco’s Next Target Slated for Approval

Plans for San Francisco’s Next Target Slated for Approval

Plans to convert the former Sports Authority building at 1690 Folsom Street into a full-service Target could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on October 4. Once again, 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... Read More »

The Growth of San Francisco’s Downtown

The Growth of San Francisco’s Downtown

Of the record 67,800 residential units in the current pipeline of development across San Francisco, roughly 10,000 of the units, or 15 percent, fall within the boundaries of the city’s Greater Downtown, which now includes most of the burgeoning Transbay District but only a sliver of Central SoMa. At... Read More »

Plans for Another Union Square Infill Hotel

Plans for Another Union Square Infill Hotel

Plans to level the two-story retail and Barbizon studio building at 420 Sutter Street, across from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, are in the works. And as envisioned by Stanton Architecture, a 165-room hotel could rise up to 12 stories and 120 feet in height upon the Union Square... Read More »

Looking to buy a Little Brewery in San Francisco?

Looking to buy a Little Brewery in San Francisco?

Having opened in 2015, the Black Sands Brewery and restaurant at the corner of Haight and Pierce is now quietly on the market with a $550,000 price tag. And while the asking price doesn’t include the brewpub’s building on the wiggle in the Lower Haight, which is leased through... Read More »

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

Having won the city’s design competition back in 2007, broken ground in 2010 and been renamed by way of a 25-year licensing deal last year, San Francisco’s new (Transbay) Salesforce Transit Center officially opens this weekend with a block party from noon to 4PM on Saturday, August 11. Designed... Read More »

East Bay Office Market Lull

East Bay Office Market Lull

While still below average, the vacancy rate for East Bay office space has ticked up from 8.2 percent at the beginning of the year to over 9 percent today, including an uptick in the vacancy rate for existing office space in Oakland’s Central Business District (from 6.6 percent to... Read More »

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

As we first reported last year: After nearly 40 years in business, the Castro’s (second to) last remaining bookstore, Aardvark Books, appears to be done as the one-story building it occupies at 227 Church Street has quietly hit the market with a $2.85 million price tag. Purchased by the... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment

In addition to a new 45,600-square-foot Whole Foods on its second floor, the refined plans for the redevelopment of Macy’s former Stonestown Galleria location now include a 72,000-square foot “sports retail store”; ten (10) small to medium size retail spaces; and up to four new restaurants and a 12-screen... Read More »

Draft Plans for a Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar on Lombard

Draft Plans for a Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar on Lombard

Plans to raze the former KFC/Taco Bell turned Poke Time building on the southwest corner of Lombard and Fillmore, which was deemed “a fixture within the Marina District neighborhood” when it was rebuilt back in 2005, have been in the works since 2015. And as formally proposed, a four-story... Read More »