Beloved 18th Street bakery Tartine has been on a minor expansion spree, and a new San Francisco project could be part of its plans for local growth. A Tartine representative confirms news to Eater SF that the team has signed a lease on an Inner Sunset space: The former Standard Roofing Co. building at 1225 9th Avenue near Golden Gate Park.
What Tartine would use the space for is anyone’s guess: Little beyond the lease has been finalized, and images show the space completely gutted.
The 3,875-square-foot 9th Avenue location was, at one point, reportedly slated to become an outpost of Four Barrel Coffee. That Valencia Street coffee roaster shed several planned projects when its founder left the company amid a sexual harassment lawsuit.
In recent years, Tartine has expanded with a massive cafe and all-day restaurant, Tartine Manufactory in the Mission, which will also spawn a Los Angeles location. The Tartine team also opened a branch of Tartine Bakery in Seoul, Korea, took control of Berkeley hotel restaurant and pub Henry’s with chef Chris Kronner, and was in the midst of planning a project for Union Square’s Hotel G with April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman when sexual harassment allegations against Friedman came to light and that duo’s involvement was scuttled.
Stay tuned for more as Tartine’s plans for 9th Avenue materialize: This could be great news for the area.