Down the street from where Kaiser Permanente had proposed to build an 84-foot high building, but instead shifted their development to Mission Bay, the owner of a one-story warehouse at 1301 16th Street has been drafting plans to build a seven-story edifice. As currently envisioned, the 68-foot-tall building would front Carolina, 16th, and Wisconsin streets, and include 278 new units with a garage for up to 84 automobiles on the ground floor…Speaking of Kaiser, in addition to building the new Mission Bay medical office complex, the health care giant plans to purchase parking spaces for staff and patients in a nearby garage. According to Kaiser’s media relations specialist, Joe Fragola, “members and staff will park in the parking garage located adjacent to the 1600 Owens Street” medical office building. Unless another garage is built close to 1600 Owens Street, Kaiser is likely to purchase spaces in the existing 1670 Owens Street facility…
The Dogpatch Saloon is back in business after an extensive renovation, featuring a gas fireplace, barstools salvaged from a Stanford University science laboratory, local artwork, and a steel bar footrest made from a Bethlehem Muni rail. And of course, there’s a new array of beverages. The new cocktail menu lists twelve libations, such as Headphones in Beirut — CapRock gin, kalamata-infused Amaro Montenegro, lime juice, and toasted fennel pollen — and Blackheart, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Anchor Porter, fresh strawberry, and maple syrup. All that, plus ten beers on tap… According to Dogpatch resident Jane Liaw, writing for Indie Travel Reviews, compelling pop-ups are popping up throughout the neighborhood, including Neighborhood Bakehouse, open Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mr. and Mrs Miscellaneous. Operated by Dogpatch resident Greg Mindel the temporary eatery offers chocolate croissants, and bacon and bitter green croissant sandwiches, among other tasty treats. Thistle, next to Piccino, sells seasonal, affordable, California-grown flowers. There are others; you’ll need to walk the neighborhood to find them.
Ergo Depot opened Ergo Depot Design Studio last month at 245 Kansas Street. Founded by David Kahl in Portland, Oregon, the mostly online business specializes in height-adjustable desks and active seating. Kahl noticed that a quarter of his online sales were shipping to the Bay Area, even without special marketing efforts. To supply the organic demand, he opened the Potrero Hill space, enabling interested people to try out his merchandise. It’s the company’s first attempt at an open-to-the-public showroom.
Laura Eisenberg ended her tenure as University of California, San Francisco-Mission Bay Camps Supervisor last month to take a position with UCSF Campus Life Services Housing. Eisenberg lead the Camps program since 2006, consistently offering fresh and fun activities for hundreds of campers and dozens of camp counselors…Woody Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine, features lovely scenes shot at The Ramp and along the Central Waterfront, including a peek at the American Industrial Center in the background of one emotional passage. It’s worth seeing the movie — which has an Oscar-winning performance by Cate Blanchett — just to spot some of the more obscure, but beloved, corners of our City, a few of which are in our neighborhood.
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