“Gadaldi says they’re finalizing the lease, and are hoping that construction at the Castro space can be completed in two to three months, meaning that Pesce on Market Street could open as soon as August. “
Pesce plans a big move from Polk Street to Market Street [Chron]

“they’ve staked a claim on two spaces here — one a former Cala Foods and Delano’s at 6333 Geary Boulevard (at 27th), and the other in Visitacion Valley at 2630 Bayshore Boulevard.”
Two Grocery Outlets on the Way, in the Richmond and Visitacion Valley [Grub]

“Today construction crews are demolishing and clearing the site for the 47 studio, one-, two-, and 3-bedroom units.”
Destructoporn: 35 Dolores Project Finally Breaks Ground Near Market Street [Curbed]

“Even swanky hotels like the St. Francis and Sir Francis Drake had speakeasies underground and lodged between floors.”
Then & Now: The Raided Speakeasies of North Beach [Curbed]

“The new median price is a 32 percent jump from $760,000 last year.”
San Francisco median home hits $1 million [Biz Times]

“Mr. Wilson and his associates developed more than 10 million square feet of property over three decades, including such signature buildings as the headquarters of the Gap in San Francisco, Visa in Foster City and Oracle in Redwood City.”
William Wilson III, key developer, dies [Chron]

“the Bay Conservation and Development Commission has expressed a desire to see improvements in the proposal, AB 1273, authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), which would clear the way for the development of the arena along Piers 30-32 on the city’s waterfront.”
State Commission Seeks Fine-Tuning Of Warriors Arena Plan [KCBS]

“The larger model, which sits on a pedestal and is enclosed in an acrylic bubble, uses blocks of painted acrylic to portray the portion of northeast San Francisco stretching from the Transamerica Pyramid in one corner to the Embarcadero at Folsom Street in the other. Some buildings have hints of facades, some don’t.”
SF Transbay Tower model on display [Chron]

“When I made a controversial decision to demolish the double-deck Embarcadero Freeway against the demands of 22,000 petitioners in 1990, I believed it was in the best interests of the city.”
Warriors arena not right for waterfront [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!