Having sold for $4.6 million in February, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, has since been painted and remodeled, with four office suites (three of which are vacant) over an open 4,000-square-foot retail space, four new bathrooms and a newly poured slab floor.
As we first reported earlier this year, the 4,000-square-foot Folsom Street parcel upon which the 1122-1126 Folsom Street building currently sits is zoned for development up to 65 feet in height, the highest height to which the adjacent new development at 99 Rausch, which has been fingered for the demise of BrainWash, now rises. But the building, which was built in 1923, has been identified as a potential historic resource and contributor to the Western SoMa Light Industrial and Residential Historic District.
And with all that in mind, the property is now back on the market with a $6.088 million price tag, positioned as an “Investment / Development Site.”
UPDATE (8/12/21): Having failed to trade when listed for $6.088 million in late 2018, the former Brainwash building, which has been further remodeled and improved, with built-in kitchenettes and coffee bars, custom work stations, and new lighting and finishes, including swings, is now back on the market with a $5.75 million price tag.