On September 15, Trumark Urban held a grand opening party for its new condos called The Pacific in the former home of the University of the Pacific dental school at Sacramento and Webster.
INTERMIX, SPACE NK
OPEN ON FILLMORE
The onrush of national and international fashion and cosmetics brands onto upper Fillmore Street continues.
Intermix, the Gap’s newest acquisition, has taken over Brooks Brothers’ Black Fleece space at 2223 Fillmore. The new store opened on September 15.
The newest beauty products shop, Space NK, held its grand opening festivities at 2000 Fillmore on August 25.
• Frye Boots is opening in the space at 2047 Fillmore formerly occupied by Vitamin Express.
• 45rpm, a Japanese clothing brand, is coming to 1905 Fillmore.
WORK IS UNDERWAY
AT THE ELITE CAFE
After months of sitting empty, its iconic neon sign gone dark, the venerable Elite Cafe is finally stirring — and has unveiled a new logo.
“Big visual changes, but still very much in spirit with the restaurant,” says new owner Andy Chun, who has promised the Art Deco period piece will be maintained and refreshed. “We are mainly doing cosmetic work — paint, finishes, new lighting fixtures — and furniture.”
Chun says the New Orleans flavor of the menu will continue when the restaurant reopens on October 3.
FAREWELL HEIDI SHOES;
HELLO ATELIER COLOGNE
”My lease was up and I had to decide if I wanted to dedicate more time to my business or to my family — and when I put it that way, it became a simple decision.” So Heidi Sabelhaus Myers — who for a time had three women’s fashion shops on Fillmore — has closed Heidi Says Shoes at 2105 Fillmore and consolidated operations at the original Heidi Says at 2426 Fillmore.
The ex-shoe shop will become a new home for Atelier Cologne, a parfumerie with boutiques in Paris, New York and Hong Kong.
NOAH'S BAGELS CLOSES
ITS FILLMORE OUTPOST
After more than 20 years at 2213 Fillmore, Noah's Bagels has shuttered its shop on the street.
There is no shortage of bagels in the neighborhood, however, with Wise Sons' bagel factory at 1520 Fillmore going strong.
MARC JACOBS CLOSES
ITS FILLMORE STORE
August 31 was the final day for the stylish Marc Jacobs outpost on the corner of Fillmore and Sacramento.
Only a year ago, the fashion house discontinued its lower-priced Marc by Marc Jacobs line that had held down the corner for several years. It moved its higher-end Marc Jacobs boutique on Maiden Lane, near Union Square, into the Fillmore shop.
Now both are gone. No word on a successor.
CITY PUTS YOSHI'S
UP FOR GRABS
More than a year after it went dark, Yoshi's jazz club and restaurant at 1330 Fillmore is still looking for new life.
City officials have announced they are looking for interested buyers — and for local citizens to help choose among the ideas proposed. More information and applications are here.
To stir up activity in the meantime, the city is offering to lease some of the public areas in the building to community groups. Book here.
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