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Inside 18 Reasons New Digs, Now Open in the Mission

The metal and wood details are by David Pierce of <a href="http://ohiodesign.com/" rel="nofollow">Ohio Designs</a>.
The metal and wood details are by David Pierce of Ohio Designs.

[Photo: Eva Frye]

18 Reasons, the community-fueled food and art nonprofit from the people who brought you Bi-Rite Market, has jumped a block away from its last location at 593 Guerrero Street to a spot right between the market and Bi-Rite Creamery. Besides bringing the "family" closer together, program director Rosie Branson Gill says they've got "a little more wiggle room," nearly twice the space at 400 square feet. As an added bonus, there's an industrial kitchen, meaning more room for events and an increased programming schedule. Shatara and Cass Calder Smith (Barbacco, La Mar, Knuckles) created a minimalist atomsphere: concrete flooring, redwood wall, and matching exposed ceiling panels for a bare yet warm look. The room centers around a raw-edged reclaimed Cypress communal table. The curator will rotate art every two months, and in today's gallery you'll see works created in a street-art-off that took place over several weeks on 18 Reason's construction site. Amongst creators and contributors are Bay Area artists Zoltron, Bodhi Freedom and Hollis Rhodes. For a list of upcoming Kitchen Table Talks, cooking classes, $5 soup nights, and other special events hop on over to the 18 Reasons website.

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