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Se Valencia, Se Vende

December 21, 2009

Mission Local does some real reporting and provides us with a follow up on the April update on commercial properties up and down the 26th-less Valencia.

  • The mysterious space next to ATA (not the UnAmerican Apparel, but on the corner with the awesome wooden wall) will be the Viracocha Creation Factory — a home décor store by day, and a performance space by night.

  • a wine bar with film screenings is planned at 1270 Valencia (N of 24th)

  • Zaytoon is still waiting on permits

Bonus points for whoever comes up with best idea for this place:

(But whatever it becomes, they need to keep the signs.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alicia permalink
    December 22, 2009 12:05 am

    I read that article, and can’t help noticing how many restaurants were included (despite the ridiculous length of time the pending restaurants have waited for permits). Maybe they’re hoping to benefit from having a critical mass or something. The new Borderlands Cafe has opened and actually looks nice, though I’m not sure if I’m pleased or disappointed that it isn’t filled with gothy knicknacks.

    I miss having a plant nursery now that Palm Broker/Flora Grubb has moved. We don’t have an electronics store other than Radio Shack, which hardly counts. A housewares shop would be nice, something in-between the plastic junk on Mission and the pricey kitchenware in Noe. A custom cabinets/carpentry/refinishing shop. A sporting goods store that carries more than soccer balls and jerseys. A pottery or other made-on-premises useful items would be cool. More kids stuff, especially for the 9-12 crowd that’s always harder to find things for. I could go on, I just think of anything I’d have to leave the Mission for now.

  2. wasted storefront space permalink
    December 22, 2009 7:44 pm

    A software company. I can just walk in off the street and buy some point-of-purchase software development for Christmas? Just like that architecture store on Val near 18th. I just love walking in off the street and buying some architecture.

    We have enough places that sell interesting or useful products, or ehich provide walk-in services.

    How about a lawyer store? Or a medical testing shoppe? That would be great on Valencia, really great in a storefront.

    Maybe all the displaced storefront retail/services/craft/repair businesses can move into the top floors of vacant office buildings in SOMA where the architects and software companies should to be?

    This city is so fucking upside down.

  3. Taco Truth permalink
    December 23, 2009 1:50 pm

    How about an American Apparel?

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