The Examiner reports that Mission District classic La Victoria is to be forced out of its 24th Street location, after building owners served the panaderia with termination of tenancy notices in recent days.
The bakery, known for its pan dulce and credited as the first Latino-owned business on the street, has been in business for 67 years.
La Victoria isn’t the only business affected: in recent years, owner Gabriel Maldonado brought in subtenants to use his bakery’s commercial kitchen space, including sourdough baker Sour Flour.
The news comes a few months after the bakery’s building was placed on the market for $3.4 million (that price tag includes apartments above it). It’s a complex situation — the building’s owner is the Maldonado Family Trust, but despite the ownership being held by a family member in the past, Gabriel Maldonado’s son Jaime told the Examiner that he doesn’t know who the trust has designated as the (possibly new) owner of the building.
Tenants have until mid-August to vacate the building at this stage, although the bakery has not officially declared itself to be closing — various building tenants are attempting to obtain legacy business status for the purveyor of pan dulce, which could force extra city hearings before the business has to shutter.