Dandelion Chocolate, the self-described “bean-to-bar chocolate factory” on Valencia between 18th and 19th Street, has just successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a parklet in front of their store. From the Kickstarter page:
As part of the San Francisco “Pavement-to-Parks” program, we are transforming two parking spaces into a beautiful seating area where all can enjoy Valencia Street and linger outdoors. […]
We have spent a long time visioning, designing and submitting proposals to the City of San Francisco in order to develop a safe and intimate space for pedestrians to socialize, relax and appreciate their city from an alternate perspective.
The campaign, which surpassed its original goal of $13,000 by several thousand dollars, ended this past Wednesday. And as the project page lists a July completion date for the parklet, we may soon have a “beautiful and functional community space” in which to lounge while we eat our $12 chocolate bars.
[Photo: Dandelion Chocolate / Kickstarter]