Now that The Market on Market is operating in full swing, the team's two smaller concepts are moving right along. Hoodline reports that the San Francisco Planning Commission has voted unanimously to approve a Conditional Use Authorization permit for The Market on Polk, previously occupied by the Big Apple Grocery.
Orchestrated by the Market team of Bruce Slesinger and Tom Collom (of SOMA mini-grocery Small Foods) and real estate investor Chris Foley, the new project will be about one-third the size of the first Market. It will follow the same format, however, serving as a combination grocery and dining-hall with a café, pizza and "Japanese tapas bar" on the ground level. And, making it truly an urban oasis, there will be a rooftop garden restaurant and seating area, complete with grass and palm trees (if the renderings are to be believed).
Despite the size of the project, the community appears to be generally supportive of the project at Clay and Polk, which will bring 70 jobs along with it. And amazingly, there seems to be a conspicuous lack of support for the mural on the building's Clay Street side which portrays a group of aggravated-looking fruit; only one neighbor has reached out to the Planning Commission in favor of preserving it.