The operators of East Oakland’s Saba Live Poultry, a national chain which sells live and freshly slaughtered chickens and livestock from Halal-certified facilities, is planning to open an outpost in San Francisco.

If approved, the middle third of the warehouse building at 1526 Wallace Avenue in Bayview will be converted into the 2,100-square-foot shop and livestock processing facility.

And while the conversion of the warehouse space will require a Conditional Use authorization to be approved, the formal application for which has been submitted to Planning, the space is appropriately zoned PDR (Production Distribution and Repair).

No word on whether Charles Tow Service, which occupies the western third of the warehouse building, plans to stay once the chickens arrive.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Patrick

    Cue animal rights protesters.

  2. Posted by Amewsed

    I thought SF didn’t allow sale of live and fresh slaughter of chickens, etc. and therefore a few places in Chinatown went out of business. Can someone clarify?

    • Posted by cfb

      It probably depends on zoning. Its clearly allowed in certain industrial zones, at least. There’s a meat rendering plant in SF already, fish processing plants, sausage factories, etc…and of course there’s this proposal

  3. Posted by Joe Garvey

    I represent this property and was the agent here. Slaughterhouses as such are still permitted in PDR with a conditional use.

  4. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    Could have used the word abattoir, but of course the editor couldn’t get an alliterative headline out of it. Har.

    Anyway, my question is whether or not such an operation will generate a smell in the generate vacinity worse than a similarly-sized (cough) medical marijuana grow house.

    • Posted by Sierrajeff

      “Abattoir You Ready?”

      “Come One, Come Halal”

    • Posted by Notcom

      “Abattoir Aims At An Avenue”

      “Poultry Processor Picks the ‘Point”

      Thankfully we avoided (yet another) discussion about a business “fleeing” Oakland for SF (presumably the fact that the Oakland location remains open had something to do with that).

  5. Posted by Sabbie

    According to Airbnb advocates, an owner should be able to do whatever they please with their property.

  6. Posted by Kento

    That’s great! A beautiful diverse and inclusive city should welcome this for our friends needing halal meat! Might have to check it out! Can’t beat that freshness

  7. Posted by You See Ess Eff

    Salama Halal Meats on Jones. Fresh! My go to for the past few years.

  8. Posted by Zen chan

    Thats great, if approved which we all hope. I will always buy from them. There is no better chickens than this place its healthy, and fresh and their chickens taste delicious. I love this company

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