Get your Jack off

You’ve probably heard that Adobe Books had to leave their 16th Street location recently, and relocated to a new location on 24th Street. You’ve probably also heard that Jack Spade, an upscale retail store that is a spin off of Kate Spade which is a subsidiary of Liz Claiborne, was planning to move into Adobe’s old location well before Adobe had even publicly conceded to leaving. (For reference, check out Kevin’s reporting here)

Well, a bunch of “Valencia Corridor” businesses are opposing Jack Spade as a formula retailer brand from a multinational company, and therefore not a part of the Mission community. The opening of a store like this will pave the way for more companies to take root in the neighborhood, and push out the local businesses. Makes sense to me.

I’d also add that they really only appeal to a certain kind of well moneyed, overly groomed young urban professional scenester, but that’s pretty much the Valencia Corridor in a nutshell.

Anyway, you can sign their petition here, and the event should be fun, with proceeds going to “support the Stop Jack Spade campaign”.

Chicken John Warehouse For Sale

Who wants to party on some real estate?  Laughing Squid says Chicken John is selling his warehouse space at Cesar Chavez/Mission for a cool $899,000.  Deets from the Craigslist post:

This unique property is next to the Valencia Corridor/Mission District with very easy access to transit and freeways. The main portion is a spacious open warehouse/work area with 20 ft. ceilings and eight skylights. There is a large bright room above the front entry plus more offices/storage rooms.

There is a roof deck with hot tub. This property potentially might work for an architect, artist, cabinetmaker, plumber or contractor. Huge open kitchen has a Wolf range and two refrigerators. All appliances are included. Zero lot-line structure.

Fine, I’ll buy it.  You piqued my interest with “roof deck with hot tub” and dialed it in with Listing Agent Jesse Fowler.   Swoon!  Dude’s like a world-weary Billie Joe Armstrong.  Don’t mind if I do!

Jesse Fowler, Broker Associate