It was a little over a year ago that a plugged-in reader dished the scoop on the history of the boarded up Pagoda theater in North Beach and the new owners’ plans to tear it down and build something new. Our reader’s prescient summary: “Uh. Oh. Stalemate.”
And while plans for “a library or a second-floor cinema or a music and entertainment center” all “ran into seemingly endless delays” (note stalemate summary above), might there be an actual glimmer of hope for the developer’s latest proposal (twenty condos over a restaurant with parking below)?
UPDATE: From a plugged-in reader: “…I live one block away from this eyesore, and already the word on the street is that Peskin, Nancy Shanahan, and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers are all geared up to fight this latest proposal, too. The only “hope” is that they will have finally annoyed enough people in this neighborhood so that they turn out against them (the Dwellers).”