An artist's rendering of the new building.
Multi-vendor food markets seem to be the new kale salad of the local dining scene, as news comes that a new "market hall" in the Castro has been approved by the Planning Commission. The Bay Area Reporter says that the new multi-use building located at 2175 Market Street (at 15th) will feature a 3,895-square-foot emporium-style marketplace, to be shared by a collection of food vendors. The new space will join behemoth-to-be Market Square (that's the Twitter building) and the smaller Second Act and 331 Cortland in adopting a shared-space model.
Though the specific vendors are still being decided, the planning report notes that the concept will be similar to the Ferry Building or a "European-style" marketplace, with a bar rumored to be part of the upcoming plans. A formula retail clause will restrict the vendors to local businesses only. There's also an adjacent restaurant space whose tenant is yet to be determined. The building is expected to open its units to tenants in the fall; updates on potential tenants will follow as soon as they're announced.
· SF planning body approves food hall concept for Castro [BAR]
· Twitter Building Lands Mexican Spot, Fancy Food Court [~ ESF ~]
· Second Act, a Food Marketplace on Haight [~ ESF ~]