If we had to make a wager, we'd say that the next project from the Town Hall/Salt House gang of Mitch Rosenthal, Steven Rosenthal and Doug Washington will only further the trio's domination of that stretch of SoMa. Since Anchor and Hope claimed the 100-year-old Minna Alley building (above) some months ago, we've touched on most of the details already—fish shack, communal table, 88 seats, etc.—but we're now happy to share a shot of the interior. As you can see, the building is old, industrial and high-ceilinged, but a look at the interior might intrigue you:
Surprise: it's a garage, complete with handicap spots (insert Mayor Newsom joke here). And for those of you who have been paying close attention, the last project to turn a semi-historic garage space (complete with skylights, we might add) into a restaurant happens to be ... Spruce, whose interior already ranks among the best in town. The lesson? Garage spaces are totally the new black.
· Pre-Plywood Report: Anchor and Hope Gets FiDi Alley [~ESF~]