Tuesday Castro Business Briefs

Tuesday Castro Business BriefsPhoto: Ted Eytan/flickr
Published on November 11, 2014
Happy Tuesday, readers! Today we're rounding up some business items of note in the Castro.
First up, it looks like Zephyr Real Estate is moving into space above CVS at 2280 Market St. A window decal has been placed in the entrance to the upstairs location, and crews have been setting up office furniture on the second floor of the space for the past week. The real estate office currently has an office just up the street on 17th Street, but it's not clear whether the real estate firm will be keeping the old office location. 

Sui Generis Ella, the women's clothing store sibling to Sui Generis Elle just a few storefronts down, is moving out of the 2265 Market St. location down to 2147 Union St. The space won't stay idle, however, as Sui Generis owners will be creating a second menswear shop in the vacated location that will be geared towards men's formalwear. 

SoulCycle—which as you know is planning a location at the former Diesel spot—and the proposed Hamburger Mary's at the Patio Cafe location will both be going before the Planning Commission for approval of Conditional Use permits early next month. SoulCycle is also applying for a Change of Use for the building to transition from retail to the health studio/gym category. If you want to go to the hearings for those permit approvals, both proposed business' hearings are planned for December 4th at City Hall.

Giddy Candy, the candy shop that's headed into one of the last remaining retail spaces at the Icon building (at Market and Noe), is set to open within the next two weeks, according to owner Mary Mueller. "We are finally doing the fun stuff—putting candy on the shelves," said Mary in an email to Hoodline. The espresso bar planned for next door is currently going through permit reviews.

Also, the upcoming Dapper Dog in the old Bead Store location on Castro has had cabinetry and equipment set up inside for the past several weeks, and its opening seems imminent. We have not heard anything back from the owners regarding an opening date, but we'll continue to keep an eye out.

Finally, Weaver's Coffee & Tea, just below Fitness SF, is finally moving along. We took a peek inside this morning, and saw that construction crews were finishing up putting cabinetry in, laying tile, and installing lighting. We won't risk a guess at opening, but the project is moving along.

Stay tuned for further updates and business briefs as warranted. 

Steve Bracco contributed reporting to this article.