Articles Recently Tagged: The Castro

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City Suing to Shutter Notorious Castro Drug Den

City Suing to Shutter Notorious Castro Drug Den

The City of San Francisco has filed suit against the owner of the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street, a property which has been raided numerous times over the past five years, yielding large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash, and most recently resulting in... Read More »

$400K Over Asking (Or $195K Under Original List)

$400K Over Asking (Or $195K Under Original List)

Listed for $2.895 million in July, the asking price for the remodeled Edwardian at 4334 19th Street was reduced to $2.3 in August. And yesterday, the sale of the four-bedroom home closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.7 million – officially $400K “over asking” (or $195K under... Read More »

Streetlight Records Building Sold, Zoned For 65-Feet In Height

Streetlight Records Building Sold, Zoned For 65-Feet In Height

Listed for $2.4 million in July and reduced to $1.9 million after a week, the sale of the former Streetlight Records building at 2350 Market Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1.85 million. Delivered vacant by the owner of the store and building, after 35... Read More »

A Quick $600K Cut In The Castro

A Quick $600K Cut In The Castro

Purchased for $1.6 million as a remodeled ‘archetype Edwardian’ without a garage in 2007, the single-family home at 4334 19th Street has since been remodeled a bit more, including a newly renovated kitchen and all-new garage. At the same time, much of the home’s “vintage character and charming details” remain.... Read More »

Judge Rules In Epic Battle Over Prominent Market And Castro Site

Judge Rules In Epic Battle Over Prominent Market And Castro Site

Approved for the development of a six-story building back in 2013, with 24 residential units over ground floor retail and a 14-car garage to rise, the prominent gas station site on the northwest corner of Castro and Market has been locked in an epic legal battle ever since. And after two years... Read More »

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

After 35 years in business on Market Street, Streetlight Records is calling it quits. And while the owner of the store and property at 2350 Market had been looking for another tenant, and reportedly didn’t expect it to be a problem despite the current state of retail along the... Read More »

Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy Report

Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy Report

There are currently around 30 vacant retail spaces along the Castro and Upper Market retail corridor and the vacancy rate is hovering around 8 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. Inactive storefronts are offering refuge to an increasing number of homeless people and wearing on the area’s image,... Read More »

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

Approved for the development of a six-story building back in 2013, with 24 residential units over ground floor retail and a 14-car garage to rise, the prominent gas station site on the northwest corner of Castro and Market has been locked in a legal battle ever since.  And after two... Read More »

Community Church Cashing Out In The Castro

Community Church Cashing Out In The Castro

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is selling their 114-year-old place of worship and gathering spot in the Castro and moving in with the First Congregational Church on Polk Street next month. Described by the church’s senior pastor as “worn out,” “falling down,” and “past its useful life”... Read More »

The First Resale Of An Icon

The First Resale Of An Icon

Having filled the decades-old “Hole in the Ground” at the intersection of Market, 16th and Noe and been dubbed the “Icon,” the five-story building that rose at 2299 Market Street opened in 2013. And in August of 2013, the purchase of unit #204, an 820 square-foot one-bedroom on the... Read More »