Monthly Archives: May 2012

Grand opening for SoMa “StrEat” food truck park set for June 6

The SoMa StrEat Food Park opens later this week, with a grand opening celebration scheduled on Wednesday, June 6.

For those of you who have been living off the $1.50 hot dogs from Costco, relief is in sight.

The SoMa StrEat Food Park is set to open near the corner of 11th and Harrison Streets, with its “soft opening” beginning this week on Thursday, May 31 and continuing through Tuesday, June 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The “grand opening,” featuring both lunch and dinner service, is set for Wednesday, June 6.  Continue reading


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SoMa scores another major sports facility/concert venue on waterfront

Renderings of the Warriors stadium at piers 30-32. Concept by Future Cities.

Matier and Ross printed the unofficial confirmation in this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle that the Golden State Warriors will build a new, privately financed arena along the southern Embarcadero at the foot of the Bay Bridge. The 17,000-19,000 square foot facility will also host conventions and concerts. Read more

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Thanks to billionaire boat owners (and no thanks to Twitter), SoMa might get some better public transit

The bounty of blessings that we’re supposed to be getting from the Twitter deal eludes me. MUNI released details yesterday about the special transit service they’ll be providing for the whiz kids at Twitter’s new 10th and Market Street headquarters. The 83X Twitter Shuttle won’t do much to solve SoMa’s transit deficit or encourage many local jobs. The busses will be hauling out-of-town workers from Caltrain to Twitter without any stops in between.  Continue reading


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Has SoMa become “too good” for poor people?

This parking lot at 1036 Mission Street will sit empty for another few years, following TNDC’s decision to abandon a 100-unit project that was approved in 2009. The Mayor’s Office of Housing considers SoMa real estate too valuable for low income housing.

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s 1400 Mission Street affordable housing development might very well be the last non-profit housing we’ll see here in South of Market for a very long time. The Mayor’s Office of Housing has put out the word that SoMa real estate is too valuable for any more of these low income projects.  Continue reading


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Group suing over events at Nob Hill Masonic Center

From the San Francisco Examiner:

The permit in question was approved in January by the Planning Commission to allow Live Nation — a concert promoter — to hold 68 live and 219 large evening events annually at the Masonic Center. A neighborhood group unhappy with The City’s decision to allow an increased number of concerts at the Nob Hill Masonic Center has filed a lawsuit to halt the change and require an environmental impact report. Continue reading at the Examiner

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