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SF FILM FESTIVAL
MOVES TO THE MISSION
After many years of screenings in the neighborhood, the San Francisco International Film Festival is moving from the Kabuki Theatres at Fillmore and Post.
This year — its 59th, running from April 21 to May 5 — organizers move to the Mission, proclaiming: “With a new home in one of the city’s most lively, artistically rich and public transit-friendly neighborhoods, the Film Society’s signature annual event will have a bold new look and feel.”
Last year Robert Redford's Sundance Cinemas sold the Kabuki and its other theaters to Carmike Cinemas, a middlebrow operator based in Columbus, Ga. Now Carmike has been acquired by AMC Entertainment in a $1.1 billion deal that creates the nation's largest theater chain.
CITY PUTS YOSHI'S
UP FOR GRABS
A year after it went dark, Yoshi's jazz club and restaurant at 1330 Fillmore is still looking for new life.
Finally 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 some activity in the meantime, the city is offering to lease some public areas in the building.
GAP'S NEW LINE
COMING TO FILLMORE
Among the fashion stores with eyes on Fillmore is Intermix, a group of 43 boutiques acquired by Gap Inc. in 2012.
Intermix describes itself as “a multi-brand women’s fashion retailer” that favors locations on neighborhood streets — such as 2223 Fillmore, former home of Brooks Brothers’ Black Fleece, which has closed. Construction is underway.
LOCAL SPOTS GET
A FRESHENING UP
Now that Benefit Cosmetics has remade its home at 2117 Fillmore all pink and fun and girly, its competitors down the block at MAC Cosmetics have launched their own makeover.
And Ten-Ichi, the venerable Japanese restaurant and sushi bar at 2235 Fillmore, also has a sleek new look.
COMING OUR WAY
A new company, Space NK, plans to bring its curated selection of beauty and wellness products from around the world to 2000 Fillmore, former home of Paolo Shoes. While Space NK is getting its permits, New York designer Rachel Comey will pop up on that corner.
At 1820 Fillmore, EZ Brow and Beauty is now open, offering facials, waxing and threading.
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