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Adios Coronet!

It took them ages to get there, but they’ve finally destructed the Coronet Theater on Geary St. “This Streamline Moderne cavern is San Francisco’s Church of the Big-Budget Blockbuster. Both “Star Wars: Special Edition” and “Phantom Menace” made their debuts here, with people camping for weeks in the dumpster-strewn parking lot. Despite its massive appeal, […]

Holloway and Bixbee: new construction find

There’s just something about seeing naked wood in San Francisco that gets us all giddy. Maybe it’s the prospect of something entirely new being built in the neighborhoods where we live. Or maybe it’s the fact that when we see something like this, it is clear somebody had the persistence and patience to push their […]

Heritage Marina Hotel going Condo! (2550 Van Ness Avenue)

“An investment group comprised of Canadel Development in Canada, and Polar Investments, an Israeli company controlled by Ziel Feldman, paid $25 million for the hotel. They plan to convert it into 100 luxury condominiums and add additional space. The conversion is expected to take 18-24 months, and cost $54 million.” “Proceeds from the final sale […]

17th & Clayton Pics of new development and some “luv&#...

Following up to our post regarding the new construction on the corner of 17th & Clayton, our reader “luv” sent us these pictures: What this will be is four, 4-level town homes, around 1500-1800 square feet each. Three of the homes will be 3BR/3.5BA, the fourth will be 3BR/3BA. Each home will have two decks, […]

Church of Skate?

Having driven by this construction project on the corner of 14th Ave and Clement countless times, I finally stopped, shot, and unfortunately couldn’t roll. And now I’m forced to quit dreaming. According to the construction crew, it is going to be a synagogue, and the vertical sides perfect for a frontside air, or McTwist, will […]


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