Coffee, Crime And Construction In The Castro

Coffee, Crime And Construction In The Castro
Photo: Roy McKenzie/Hoodline
By Roy - Published on November 14, 2014.
Happy Friday, Castro! Today we're going to wrap up a few news items from the week.
First up, the BAR reported the booking of a teenager who was allegedly caught with stolen property on his person after being arrested by the SFPD. The arrest came after it was reported that the suspect demanded the keys, wallet, and cellphone of a man at Market and Castro at 12:15am this morning. The teen had also allegedly harassed a second victim earlier, a 37-year old woman. The young man will likely go before a judge for arraignment next week.

Next, Hearth Coffee Roasters at 3985 17th St. will be opening in the next two weeks. According to its Facebook and Twitter accounts, the coffee shop soft-opened this morning, but it was not quite ready for the public yet when we stopped by. We spoke with the owners, who said they want to spend the next two weeks getting the staff trained and the furniture placed so when they open to the public, they are prepared. 

The interior of the space is clean and bright, with light-colored wood everywhere and seating for up to about 40 people. The location won't have the traditional cafe feel, but will instead have table-service and feature food paired with coffee, beer, and wine. We'll keep our eye on it and let you know when the official opening date rolls around.

Finally, construction crews are set to wrap up construction on Jane Warner Plaza next week, according to traffic permits and a construction worker directing traffic along the freshly paved sidewalks of 17th Street. Work was temporarily suspended for a day last week when electrical wiring issues were discovered under the Muni car rails.

Though there aren't a lot of Castro events this weekend (correct us if we're wrong), check out some of the Castro Theatre's films and events if you're looking for something to do over the weekend. And be sure to enjoy your Friday, wherever it may take you.