Church Produce mysteriously shutters, receives 3-day notice to pay rent or vacate

By Teresa Hammerl - Published on October 17, 2019.
Photos: Teresa Hammerl/Hoodline

Longstanding Noe Valley produce market Church Produce (1798 Church St., at 30th Street) has shuttered after more than 40 years in business, in what appears to be a possible eviction for failure to pay rent.

When a Hoodline reporter visited the location on Wednesday, two three-day notices to pay rent or quit, both dated October 14, were posted on the building.

The two notices — one for the commercial space occupied by the market and one for the garage space — state that a total of $5,500 in rent for the month of October is past due.

The three day notices posted on Church Produce.

According to the notices, if the business owner does not pay the rent within three days, the "landlord does hereby elect to declare the forfeiture of the lease agreement."

Hoodline called Church Produce to learn more, but the phone line was disconnected and an email was not returned at press time. When we reached out to the law offices listed on the notices, the person who answered declined to comment.

Hoodline initially learned via our tipline that the market was closing for an upcoming remodel, and local news site Noe Valley SF confirmed the news. However, no permits for a remodel have been filed with the city, according to the SF Planning Department website.

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