Ah yes, the days when wall-to-wall douchebags and girls with neck problems packed Medjool's roof and sipped their $6.50 sample-sized Stellas are long behind us. But after failing to sell the bar and bed bug-infested building for a reported $7.25 million last spring, Medjool is now playing host to a new type of client: homeless veterans. SFGate reports:
This weekend, homeless vets will start moving into 2524 Mission St., the massive structure near 21st Street that is owned by Gus Murad, the politically well-connected real estate developer. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has given approval for 32 housing vouchers for veterans to be tied to the building, which will include 30 studios and two one-bedroom apartments. Another unit will house a resident manager...
This is the latest coup for the city, which last summer launched a campaign to house more homeless veterans using HUD vouchers. Only five or six private landlords agreed to participate, with others likely unswayed that taking a bet on a vet was smarter than leasing to the latest 20ish tech guru.
And the roof? According to the Chron, "1,000 square feet of it will be used as a hangout and community meeting space for the veterans." Nice.