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Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

As we wrote last year: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of... Read More »

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Plans for a boutique 12-room hotel, with a 1,800-square-foot ground floor restaurant and a decent sized roof deck for guests, but no formal hotel lobby, to rise up to 40 feet in height on 18th Street, in the heart of the Castro, could be approved on March 1. As... Read More »

Market Street ‘Icon’ Fetches 0.4 Percent over Early 2016 Price

Market Street ‘Icon’ Fetches 0.4 Percent over Early 2016 Price

Listed as “an absolute masterpiece of both quality and style” for $848,000 in March of 2016, the one-bedroom condo #202 at 2299 Market Street (a.k.a. Icon) sold for $830,000, or roughly $1,231 per square foot, that April. And having returned to the market listed for $875,000 this past September,... Read More »

Beloved Bookstore’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Beloved Bookstore’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

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 founder of Aardvark Books for $300,000... Read More »

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Infamous Castro Drug Den in Contract

Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of San Francisco sued the building’s... Read More »

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

Plans for a Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Castro

While a reincarnation of the restaurant Maroc has recently been reported as ‘coming soon’ to the vacant Cafe La Taza space on its second floor, plans to level the Bite Me Sandwiches and former Bar Vero building at 4230 18th Street have been drawn. And as proposed, a modern... Read More »

Prominent Market and Castro Street Site Back in Play

Prominent Market and Castro Street Site Back in Play

While approved for the construction of a six-story building, with 24 residential units over 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a 14-car garage back in 2013, a legal battle over the ownership and control of the prominent RC gas station site on the northwest corner of... Read More »

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Purchased by Steel Arc Properties (a.k.a. the Martin Building Company) for $4.6 million last year, plans to add two modern stories and twelve apartments atop the former Volvo Centrum shop at 3512 16th Street have been drafted by BAR Architects. In addition to the twelve new residential units, the... Read More »

Challenged Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Challenged Market Street Project Slated for Approval

The Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association (DTNA) has challenged the plans for the proposed six-story building to rise at 2201 Market Street, at the intersection of Sanchez, a development which would yield 14 market rate condos over a ground floor commercial space and an underground garage, accessed via an elevator,... Read More »

Purchased Last Year, Foreclosed upon This Week

Purchased Last Year, Foreclosed upon This Week

Listed for “$800,000” early last year, or roughly $560 per square foot in an area where properties had been selling for around twice as much, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that 48-50 Pond Street in the Castro sold for $1,310,000 and nearly “65 percent over... Read More »