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Noe Bagel’s Days Might Be Numbered.  Now About Next Door…

Noe Bagel’s Days Might Be Numbered. Now About Next Door…

As a plugged-in reader notes, a notice has been hung on 3931-3933 24th Street (the Noe Bagel building). From our reader: They are planning a 8,000 sqft 4 story mixed use building, near the indefinitely closed real food company store. Don’t think Noe Bagel will survive this... Read More »

JustQuotes: Bad Market, Then Back To Big Projects Like Pier 70

JustQuotes: Bad Market, Then Back To Big Projects Like Pier 70

“TMG is one of a handful of San Francisco and national firms taking a serious look at Pier 70, a 64-acre waterfront redevelopment site, with 40 historic structures, that could accommodate 2.5 million square feet of new construction. Other developers taking a run at it include Catellus, Wilson Meany... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On 37 Raycliff Terrace (A.K.A. 2799 Broadway)

The SocketSite Scoop On 37 Raycliff Terrace (A.K.A. 2799 Broadway)

While we first heard about the deal a few weeks ago, as it was a private transaction we made the decision not to publicize it until the deal was done. Now it is. And if our original source is correct, this really was a case of rich foreign buyers.... Read More »

55 Laguna: The Plugged-In (And A.F. Evans) Development Update

55 Laguna: The Plugged-In (And A.F. Evans) Development Update

A reader recently wondered what’s happening with 55 Laguna. The answer, a lawsuit filed by an opponent of the project has been consuming resources and preventing development from moving ahead. According to A.F. Evans, the hope is to have all resolved by the end of the year and back... Read More »

Joint Giants/Kenwood Proposal For SWL 337 Into Extra Innings

After deciding to jointly pitch the development San Francisco’s Seawall 337 last month, the San Francisco Giants and Kenwood Investments requested and received a 30-day extension to submit a new proposal. And while the new deadline was set for Friday, another extension was requested (60 days) and received (45... Read More »

A Noe Valley Apple Ripens As The Orchard Expands: 1604 Castro

A Noe Valley Apple Ripens As The Orchard Expands: 1604 Castro

Purchased for $920,000 in December of 2004, a sale of 1604 Castro at the current list price of $1,050,000 would represent average annual appreciation of roughly 3.5% over the past four years for this renovated single-family Noe Valley home assuming the entirely of said renovations occurred prior to the... Read More »

Transbay Terminal Moves Forward, But Payments And Terms Change

Transbay Terminal Moves Forward, But Payments And Terms Change

The winning $350 million bid by the Hines/Pelli Clarke Pelli team to develop San Francisco’s new Transbay terminal and tower has been cut to $235 million “but would require the real estate developers to pay the money sooner and assume greater risk and carrying costs.” From J.K. Dineen at... Read More »

Go For The Architecture, Stay For The Amphibians

Go For The Architecture, Stay For The Amphibians

The California Academy of Sciences (photos) officially opens its doors to the public this weekend with free admission on Saturday (9/27) and activities, performances and “green technology” demonstrations throughout. ∙ Photos: Rebuilding Academy of Sciences no walk in park ∙ California Academy of Sciences: Opening Weekend Read More »

Commission Favors North Beach Development Ban, Exempts Pagoda

The San Francisco Planning Commission voted 4-2 in favor of Supervisor Peskin’s Plan to ban the development of new (versus existing) spaces for restaurants and bars in North Beach. One requested “special exception”: the Pagoda Theater. ∙ Plan to nix new North Beach venues OK’d ∙... Read More »

JustQuotes: Defining A Meal (And The Neighborhood) In North Beach

“It sounds absurd, but the definition of a meal – and whether two or three appetizers count as one – is at the core of a 318-page proposal by Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The idea isn’t to argue the semantics of food, but to find a way to keep North... Read More »