After 2010's controversial and ultimately unsuccessful attempt at opening a Blue Bottle in Dolores Park, the ever hot SF coffee chain is fixing to open a cafe next week at the corner of 18th and Alabama, inside the Heath Ceramics factory. Assuredly welcome news to all the folks who live and work out in the boonies of the Inner Mission, who no longer have to walk all the way to Valencia for a fix.
(Also, the factory itself, which is in the process of opening now, is of interest. As dvtdl? points out, “not only are they bringing manufacturing jobs to the area, but they are also opening four artist studio spaces, an event space, [and] a shop.”)