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Pagoda Theater Demolition Vote Delayed Until Muni Has A Lease

Pagoda Theater Demolition Vote Delayed Until Muni Has A Lease

While Muni has a plan to demolish the derelict Pagoda Theater and extract the Central Subway tunneling machines from the North Beach site rather than digging up Columbus Avenue for the task, they don’t yet have a lease. As such, the Planning Commission’s scheduled vote to approve the plan... Read More »

Demolition Of Derelict North Beach Pagoda Theater Set For Approval

Demolition Of Derelict North Beach Pagoda Theater Set For Approval

The rehabilitation and rebuilding of the gutted and long blighted North Beach Pagoda Theater was first approved in 2008, with plans to convert the theater into 18 condos over two ground floor commercial spaces and parking for 27 cars. Seeking to quell the concerns of North Beach merchants and... Read More »

A Plan For San Francisco’s Central Subway To Stop In North Beach

A Plan For San Francisco’s Central Subway To Stop In North Beach

The construction plan for San Francisco’s five stop Central Subway line has long called for digging to continue beyond the last northern stop on the line at Washington and Stockton down in Chinatown in order to excavate the subway drilling machines. Seeking to quell the vocal concerns of North... Read More »

North Beach Pagoda Theater Set To Be Sold To New Yorkers Today?

North Beach Pagoda Theater Set To Be Sold To New Yorkers Today?

According to a tipster, Joel Campos who purchased the long shuttered North Beach Pagoda Theater in 2004 and waged a long battle to secure approvals to develop the blighted building is in contract to sell the shell to a New York based developer today. While we haven’t been able... Read More »

The IwamotoScott Façade Few Will See

The IwamotoScott Façade Few Will See

Two buildings on one parcel, one remodeled and the other designed anew by Iwamoto Scott Architecture, 2145-2151 Powell hit the market in February asking $2,649,000 for the pair or $1,500,000 for the 2,680 square foot remodeled Building A (2145 Powell) and $1,149,000 for the 1,182 square foot modern Building... Read More »

Pagoda Theater Preview (And Signs Of Progress All Around)

Pagoda Theater Preview (And Signs Of Progress All Around)

In addition to the proposed rehabilitation and expansion of David Ireland’s 500 Capp Street, and a vote on the proposed 48-unit development at 1645 Pacific, the long shuttered North Beach Pagoda Theater is back in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow afternoon. With authorization to convert the dilapidated... Read More »

From Gas Station To Condos And North Beach Library Hearing Tonight

From Gas Station To Condos And North Beach Library Hearing Tonight

Amongst other items in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon, a vote on the proposed 27-unit development at 2559 Van Ness and Filbert as rendered above and for which the Planning Department recommends approval, and an informational presentation on San Francisco’s Better Streets Plan. And scheduled for... Read More »

North Beach Pagoda Theater Plans Approved By Planning, But…

North Beach Pagoda Theater Plans Approved By Planning, But…

“A gutted hulk of an old movie house in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach took a big step toward a new life Thursday when the Planning Commission approved converting the into condominium dwellings and a Mexican restaurant.” “It is widely believed that opponents will... Read More »

It’s Official, No New Restaurant Or Bar Locations In North Beach

It’s Official, No New Restaurant Or Bar Locations In North Beach

The San Francisco Planning Commission favored it, the Board of Supervisors approved it, and it’s now local law: no new restaurant/bar spaces in North Beach. Oh, and the bill also stipulates “that if a space once occupied by a restaurant is vacant for 18 months it can no longer... Read More »

Inside The “Landmark” Pagoda Theater (And Tussle) In North Beach

Inside The “Landmark” Pagoda Theater (And Tussle) In North Beach

Once again, it was a little over a year ago that a plugged-in reader first dished up the scoop (and perhaps stirred the pot) 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.... Read More »