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Looking To Make A Small Fortune?

Looking To Make A Small Fortune?

Founded in 1897 by Ed and Bertha Haus as the Burgundy Winery & Olive Oil Factory, a hundred years later the Eakle family purchased the winery and its 36 acres in the Vacas Mountains above Napa Valley and re-dubbed it the Pope Valley Winery. In addition to the winery,... Read More »

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Facing a ballot measure fight for which the signatures have already been collected and could have blocked any redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site in Central SoMa, Kilroy Realty has agreed to “long-term leases at affordable rates and a relocation plan during construction” for existing vendors at the... Read More »

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven concept proposals for restoring and re-purposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck, built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 and served as home to the Exploratorium for 40 years, have been submitted to the city for review. The proposals... Read More »

Opposition To Potential Tenant As Rent Increase Claims Cole Garage

Opposition To Potential Tenant As Rent Increase Claims Cole Garage

A rent increase has claimed the iconic Cole Garage, the most recent operators of which had been there for 25 years.  And while a new lease for the nearly 10,000-square-foot space adjacent to Cole Hardware has yet to be inked, the building owners have been in talks with a... Read More »

A Peek At The Sky-Bridge To Connect Twitter’s Staff

A Peek At The Sky-Bridge To Connect Twitter’s Staff

While Twitter is grabbing headlines for the pending departure of CEO Dick Costolo, and Shorenstein is quietly shopping the two Mid-Market buildings in which Twitter is headquartered, we gaze upward at the first renderings for the proposed sky-bridge which would physically connect the Market Square buildings and Twitter’s staff.... Read More »

Empire Room Now Open (And Closing In 2017 For Condos To Rise)

Empire Room Now Open (And Closing In 2017 For Condos To Rise)

Plans to raze the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building at 555 Golden Gate Avenue which is now home to The Empire Room, the grand opening for which was last month, are moving forward with the environmental review for an eleven-story residential building to rise on the site underway. As proposed... Read More »

AMC Adding Booze To Metreon Theater Menu

AMC is planning to add a “MacGuffins” bar within the AMC Metreon 16 at Mission and Fourth, from which beer, wine and spirits will be sold and allowed to be taken into the theaters.  And while the liquor license for the bar has yet to be purchased, and the... Read More »

Mission District McDonald’s Suddenly Shuttered

Mission District McDonald’s Suddenly Shuttered

The McDonald’s at 16th and Mission was suddenly shuttered last night with employees being told that the restaurant’s lease for the 2011 Mission Street store had expired and that everyone would be transferred to other locations in the city. And according to a plugged-in tipster, “there was some speculation the... Read More »

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

As we first reported earlier this year, the original design for Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in Mission Bay was scrapped after a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler arose and SHoP Architects was then awarded the project, the model for which we first revealed and... Read More »

[Your Name Here]’s Sports Bar & Grill?

[Your Name Here]’s Sports Bar & Grill?

The bar has been listed for sale on the down low, without any identifying name, exterior pictures or address, but if you’ve ever been inside you might recognize it as Ted’s Sports Bar & Grill. And if you want to buy Ted’s, he’s asking $425,000. The price includes the... Read More »

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets, across from San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center rising, Transbay Parcel F is zoned for building up to 750-feet in height and includes the potential for connecting any development on the site to the Transit Center’s 5.4 acre rooftop park by way of... Read More »

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Plans to raze the shuttered Ginsberg’s Dublin Pub on the corner of Bay and Mason, and build a boutique four-story hotel on the site, are moving forward and the project has been dubbed “Rainflower.” As designed by NC2, the proposed development which borders North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf includes... Read More »

St. Luke’s Hospital Design Refined And Newly Rendered

St. Luke’s Hospital Design Refined And Newly Rendered

With construction underway and Sutter Health/CPMC aiming for a grand opening in 2019, the exterior design for the replacement St. Luke’s hospital to rise up to 142 feet in height along Cesar Chavez Street in the Mission has been refined, adding detail to the slab façade (versus as originally... Read More »

Iconic Dogpatch Bar On The Market For $580K

Iconic Dogpatch Bar On The Market For $580K

Resurrected in 2014, with redwood wainscoting, Victorian flocked wallpaper and a refurbished pool table, the iconic Sea Star bar at 2289 Third Street, adjacent to the corner Dogpatch Café, is on the market for $580,000. Keep in mind the price includes the bar’s furnishings, liquor license and a negotiable... Read More »

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

According to a new Legislative Analyst’s report, an estimated 25 to 50 percent of all Airbnb listings in San Francisco are for “commercially hosted” units, units which are continuously rented on a short-term basis and never occupied by their owners, “removing housing units that would otherwise be available for... Read More »