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Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

As we first reported early last year, the owners of the building at 645 Valencia Street which is currently leased to the Elbo Room have been working on plans to raze the Mission district venue and construct a five-story condo development with a bit of retail on the ground... Read More »

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

The new owners of the historic Fairmont Hotel are planning to close its beauty parlor, the Mr. Eckhard Beauty Salon, on the mezzanine level of the hotel’s lobby and convert the space to six new guest rooms. The plans include the addition of eight new guest rooms across the... Read More »

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

In addition to cutting 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8, Related California has reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, which means that Whole Foods is out and the developer is now seeking a “comparable” type of grocery... Read More »

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

There’s a fire in the 30-story tower which is under construction at 350 Mission Street and workers are being evacuated. According to a reader on the scene, it “looks like (the fire is) on the higher floors on the Beale Street side” (as opposed to the Fremont Street side pictured... Read More »

New Terms Suggest Delays For 16th Street Development

New Terms Suggest Delays For 16th Street Development

BAR Architects is still working on the designs for a five-story building with four floors of condos over 7,300 square feet of ground floor retail space to replace the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, an Inner Mission building for which MX3... Read More »

Record-Setting Demand For East Bay Office Space

The vacancy rate for office space in Berkeley, Emeryville and Downtown Oakland has dropped from 11.2 percent to 8.2 percent over the past year, and the active demand for East Bay office space measures nearly 2 million square feet, enough space to add over 7,000 full-time employees and feet... Read More »

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

New renderings for the west side of the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena to rise in Mission Bay provide some fresh perspective on the office and retail components of the development, along with the first detailed designs for the project’s Main Plaza fronting Third Street. As designed by Pfau-Long... Read More »

Plans For A Gourmet Grocery And Restaurant Hall On Polk

Plans For A Gourmet Grocery And Restaurant Hall On Polk

The operators of ‘The Market’ grocery and food emporium at the base of the Twitter building on Market Street are planning an expansion to Polk, with designs to renovate the former Big Apple Grocery site at the corner of Polk and Clay, designs which include a 7,000-square-foot grocery, nearly 5,500... Read More »

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection issued a notice to the owners of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street to either legalize the units or clear the building of residential... Read More »

Shuttered Mission District Grocery Store Site Could Sprout Housing

Shuttered Mission District Grocery Store Site Could Sprout Housing

A formal proposal has yet to be made, but the Fortress Property Group has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to explore the possibility of redeveloping the long-shuttered DeLano’s Market site at 1245 South Van Ness in the Mission with over a hundred units of housing. Shuttered since 2010,... Read More »

Prepping For 350 Condos (And A Hotel) To Rise On Giants Lot D

Prepping For 350 Condos (And A Hotel) To Rise On Giants Lot D

The CIM Group is gearing up to break ground for the construction of 350 condos on Mission Bay Block 1, the San Francisco Giants Parking Lot D site which is bound by Third, Fourth and Channel Streets and fronts Mission Creek to the north. The development will include a... Read More »

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

Plans to raze the former Machine Works building at 340 Bryant Street and build up to 150-condos on the site were explored but never pursued. Instead, the then-new owners decided to pursue a conversion of the industrial building, around which the eastbound HOV lanes for the Bay Bridge on-ramp wrap,... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

Iconic Mission Bar’s Building On The Market, Zoned For More Height

Iconic Mission Bar’s Building On The Market, Zoned For More Height

The three-story building which Blondie’s Bar currently occupies at 540 Valencia Street in the Mission is on the market and listed for $2.1 million. In addition to the ground-floor bar space for which Blondie’s is currently paying $6,363 per month in rent, the term for which has not been... Read More »

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

The official list for Northern California has yet to be released, but the San Francisco Fresh & Easy at Silver and Somerset in the Portola neighborhood is one of the retailer’s 50 west coast locations slated to be shuttered, as are the Pacifica and Vacaville stores, according to a plugged-in... Read More »