looks fancy!

Stepped-on Del Taco Box to Replace Giant Value

Have you ever wanted to live in a weird 70's bowling sign?  Well, soon you'll be able to, as Mission Street's Giant Value is set to become a deflated accordion/fancy 110-unit condo development that'll rival the height and majesty of the New Mission Theater marquee.  From the architect, Kwan Kenmi:

110 Market Rate Condominums [sic] will inhabit this urban site adjacent to the New Mission Theater.

The project showcases quality and urban living. Meticulous detail 'weaves' the project tightly into the existing vibrant urban fabric. Small meticulously designed one and two bedroom condominiums bring value and density the neighbourhood [sic]. The design utilizes contemporary design and materials to bring idividuality [sic] to the building and dwelling units.

I'm inclined to think that these rendering inaccurately portray the true magnitude of this thing, considering the New Mission Theater marquee is only 70 feet tall and they've designed it to be 8 stories (unless the floors will only be ~8 feet tall each).

Anyway, no word yet as to if there will be any affordable housing, when construction is slated to begin, and how much each unit will be flipped for (but we're hearing rumors that the developer, along with Alamo Drafthouse, is pitching in $1.2m to revitalize Bartlett Street).  Stay tuned.

New Mission Brewery Slated to Open this Spring

Not only will beer be brewed, but there will be TREES.

Mission Loc@l brings us word that the long rumored and bureaucracy/NIMBY-plagued upstart Southern Pacific Brewing Company is slated to open their Mission brew pub later this spring.  $3 pints of local beers.  Cheap eats.  Outdoor patio.  Plus, it's at the corner of 19th and Treat, so you can start your evening by climbing at Mission Cliffs (exercise!), head to the brewery for a round of beers, go to Homestead for additional drinks, then stumble to Bender's for shots of whiskey until your liver explodes out of your stomach, grows legs, and runs town South Van Ness screaming.  All within two blocks.

But really, $3 pints of local microbrew?  The days of $2 cans of generic American lagers in the Mission are numbered…

(link. via Eater)