201 Folsom Street Woodlands Market

The shelves are stocked. And according to the owner, by way of a plugged-in tipster, the highly anticipated grocery to open in Lumina’s 9,500-square-foot market space at the corner of Folsom and (318) Main is expected to open next week.

Once again, the new Woodlands Market will provide “organic, natural and sustainable products from local suppliers,” along with prepared foods (including fresh sushi from Kikka), fresh cut flowers, a coffee bar, in-house juices and fresh bread, seven days a week.

41 thoughts on “New Transbay District Market Opening Soon”
  1. Nice to see this finally opening. It’ll bring some needed commercial life to Folsom along there….. so far other than the Philz coffee the other spaces across the street in that other new building remain vacant and for rent.

    I would argue south of Folsom falls more into rincon hill, north is tranbay.

        1. Not only is a stupid name, they (the rincon hill community development group) spent something like 65K to get it renamed.

      1. Is there something wrong with the name Rincon Hill? Even though a lot of the hill was removed or paved over it is still a hill. The Bernal Cut is an actual cut. Where is the cut for East?

        1. 2nd Street was called “The Cut” — there used to be a big hill to climb and bulldozing it totally change SoMa. Market was “The Slot” for the streetcars, so in old timey nomenclature, Rincon Hill would be “South of the Slot, east of the Cut.”

          But I don’t love the name either.

  2. Hope it does well. I was surprised that Bristol Farms down in the basement level of the Westfield Shopping Center closed given the number of office and residential high-rises nearby on Market and Mission St.

  3. Great use of retail space, though it would probably be cheaper to eat out every meal vs your grocery bill at a place like this.

        1. WholeFood at 4th and Harrison is not far. No, it’s not cheap, but probably cheaper than this, and if you are determined (buying store brand, etc) WholeFoods isn’t a disaster. And there is Safeway at 4th and Townsend. Access to affordable food is MUCH better here than, for instance, in all of Bayview/Hunters Point which has precisely one grocery (Duc Loi).

          1. Yet homes are topping $1M in the Bayview/HP with few, if any, amenities close by. Whatever.

            Why not put a Woodlands in the HV site as well? Is it a chain?

            As for organic, natural and sustainable product offerings, Wal-Mart offers these too so that’s hardly unique. Regardless, high end or not, this area needs more non-weekday retail.

  4. Gabby Café, Bayside Market, and that Rincon Center store exist. And also there’s Safeways at 4th & King, The Gateway, and Potrero Center. There’s Trader Joes at 4th& Market and Costco at 10th & Market. Target Colma is a short 17 minute drive and Target Emeryville is even less if there’s no traffic. We make do.

  5. i give it 24 months before they figure out theres not enough foot traffic.

    you will be able to tell if they are doing well by the amount of baked products the Manager puts out in the morning.

    1. One block away is plenty of foot traffic, and the area is surrounded by offices. Anyone working south of Folsom within a few block of the Embarcadero knows there aren’t many options for lunch that don’t involve walking past Howard.

      1. I don’t see an ultra-high end grocery store contributing much to the office lunch scene. Howard is a one-block walk. Plenty of stuff there from Subway to the likes of Town Hall.

        1. Au contraire, high end grocery stores make a killing on prepared food for office workers. The WF on 4th is always packed with people from all around who come for their like $16 a pound or whatever hot food and salad bars. I can only assume that Woodland is smart enough to also have a deli and/or food bars like that, and that it’ll drive a lot of midday traffic in.

    2. There are ALOT of people down there now. I can’t wait (I live across the street). Yes, it’ll be pricey but I’ll pay a bit more for convenience.

  6. The original Woodlands Market is in Kentfield. Not a chain, but expanding. (Don’t say the “C” word in SF). And yes, it’s high quality and expensive.

  7. Sandwiches, pizza, breakfasts, and other ready to eat options will be welcomed by office workers and residents. Related, excited to see the alleyway between Lumina and the MTC HQ open up not too long from now … probably see Woodlands foods eaten there along with burritos from the also new taqueria at 201 Harrison.

  8. Taqueria at 201 Harrison? Finally. Needed something to replace the great Los Hermanos truck taken out by the construction of the Jeanne Gang building.

  9. Bristol Farms could not make it in the basement of Westfield Mall – even with all the tourists. Not seeing a high priced grocery succeeding here.

  10. I think it will make it if they add food stalls. I think 101 Spear St food court restaurants may have a harder time though.

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