The San Francisco real estate market hasn’t yielded many heartwarming stories from the local art community, but that may change with the Minnesota Street Project. The just-opened art sanctuary isn’t just a boon for the city, it’s a model for other creative endeavors jeopardized by increasing rents.
When do politics become personal? For the artists now on view in two exhibitions at San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Design, the answer is: everyday.
Located on the waterfront and once home to large warehouses, canning factories, industrial buildings, shipyards, and wild fennel fields, Dogpatch has turned into a hub of local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just hop on the T-Third to enjoy the assorted retail shop and restaurants, or simply enjoy soaking up some sun on the waterfront.
“I’m Mr. Cinnamon,” grins Joe Cannella, at the Craft Spirits Carnival at Ft. Mason where he was offering samples of his Cannella Cinnamon Cordial. His first batch, made at the Seven Stills Distillery in Dogpatch, sold out shortly after its release late last year. His fourth batch has just been bottled.
For those of you who live by AT&T Park, like me, you'll be pleased or terrified to learn that the home of your San Francisco Giants is the second most expensive ballpark to reside by, coming right behind Boston's Fenway Park. It's surprising news, as the Mission Bay/South Beah/SoMa neighborhood turns into a drunken, bro-tastic mess after night games.
On October 25, San Francisco's most forward-thinking leasers explored cutting edge loft living at 2235 Third Street.
The east side of town just got a whole lot more happening, thanks to development firm CityView's unveiling of the gorgeous new 196-unit, luxury LEED-certified multifamily community just two miles from downtown. It's in one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city, near job hubs and a ton of public transportation.
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Gear up for your fall adventures with locally-designed, high-performance equipment from Triple Aught Design.
Headquartered in the Dogpatch (right next to Serpentine), TAD was founded in 1997, by Patrick Ma, a modern explorer on a mission to create stylish, hyper-functional adventure gear for himself and other modern explorers.
Of the 42,000 Liberian refugees Eric Woods and Craig Edelman saw living in Ghana camps in 2005, nearly every one possessed a cellphone. Water and electricity were scarce, diseases like malaria and typhoid were common, and at many camps, there was just one resident doctor to tend to thousands of people who had nothing except for phone technology at their fingertips.
N.I.C.E. Collective is closing up their futuristic Castro digs. The SF-based, rugged-military-meets-urban-tech outfitter is packing up and hopping over to the Dogpatch (near their HQ). We're sad to see the amazing Market St. boutqiue (dubbed the Mobile Supply Unit) close, but we're guessing the new Dogpatch space will be nothing short of extraordinary.