Disney Coming to the Mission?

SF Weekly has some rumors that Disney Studios is trying to get ahold of the old 16th & Folsom Chocolate factory:

​Mission denizens received an odd, anonymous press release last week: “According to reputable sources, Disney Studios recently met with the SF Mayor's Office to plan its move to the former Hershey's Chocolate location at the corner of Folsom and 16th streets in the heart of SF's Mission District.” When we followed up, the author would only identify his or herself as an owner of the “property adjacent to the future Disney location at the corner of Folsom and 16th streets.”

Well, neither Disney Studios nor the mayor's office has gotten back to us. Mission District Supervisor David Campos hasn't heard a thing. But the property's real estate broker wouldn't deny the Disney rumor (though he said there are still no “signed commitments”) — and made the following none-too-veiled reference to a large, glove-wearing rodent.

SF Weekly goes on to ask if this is a “sign of the apocalypse,” but I'm not so sure this is a big deal.  For example, Kink.com is a few blocks down the road, yet the Mission isn't one giant bondage festival.  That said, the realtor told the Weekly: “I think they were drawn by the hip, cool, artistic vibe of the Mission, as opposed to some of the more sterile places they could go to that are probably cheaper, too.”  Maybe the next Hannah Montana will be a Mission alt?  That'd be awesome.


* Note: today's new picture of me wearing a Winnie the Pooh costume was purely coincidental.

Comments (3)

David Campos hasn’t heard a thing because as with Chris Daly, people avoid him like the plague.

If it were Pixar we’d say it was cool.

Campos is about the smartest, and Daly is the most spirited of the Board of Supervisors. I’m always thankful that SF does not have just the standard cookie cutter shaped politicians.