An End-Of-Year Update On Divisadero's Retail Vacancies
Published on December 30, 2014
It's been a year of change for the Divisadero neighborhood, with plenty of restaurant and retail additions, subtractions, and open questions to leave locals scratching their heads.
To finish out the year, we've rounded up the latest on the boarded-up storefronts of Divisadero, some of which are about to see new life in 2015.
As we mentioned a couple of times this year, this storefront is slated to host a coffee bar and gallery called Repose. In October we learned that this one had been delayed a bit by permitting, but should be opening soon in close proximity to another planned coffee newcomer (see below).
The big recent news coming out of the former KJ Produce space is that, after more than two years of vacancy, Sightglass Coffee is prepping to take over the address. Look for that to open in the summer of 2015, upping lower Divisadero's coffee selection to heretofore unprecedented levels.
Most recently home to the Other Shop (and Yoga Loft above it), this building was badly damaged in a fire last December and has been vacant ever since. Though restoration work continues, the ground floor and second floor spaces are now available for lease, at rates of $54 and $39 a square foot per year, respectively. Any takers?
Though Acme Burgerhaus has been closed since May after an on-again, off-again stretch, this space has seen recent activity with the upcoming addition of Seniore's Pizza, which is currently prepping to open at the address.
The City Nails II space at 604 Divisadero has been completely gutted, and is slated to become something called Q Spa. Judging by recent glimpses inside, this one's at least a few weeks away from reopening. We'll keep a close eye on it as 2015 gets going.
In August we reported that this space would become a sit-down Mediterranean sister restaurant to Valencia Street's Zaytoon. We've seen permits mentioning that the name might be Juliette, but the name hasn't yet been officially confirmed. The space looks nearly complete, so you may be saying goodbye to the colorful mural that masks the building's interior somewhat soon. Stay tuned.
Finally, the neighborhood lightning rod that was formerly known as the Harding Theater remains dormant, as we updated in November. Though a group of business owners and neighbors made an offer on the space, the building is no longer for sale, and instead its owner is currently looking for at least one rental tenant. The white whale of the neighborhood's commercial vacancies, we can't wait to see who finally lands this big one.
And with that, we say goodbye to 2014 and look ahead to next year and whatever changes it may bring to the always-evolving neighborhood.
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