FASHION ON FILLMORE,
FOOD & DRINK ON DIVIS
As other businesses are crowded off the prime blocks of Fillmore Street by an influx of new fashion boutiques willing to pay ever-higher rents, upper Divisadero is becoming a mecca for new eating and drinking establishments.
In recent months one of the city’s most popular and highly lauded new bakeries, b. patisserie, established itself around the corner from Divisadero at 2821 California Street in a stretch of popular eateries. The new Wild Hare tavern has taken over the high-visibility corner of California and Divisadero where Solstice once held forth. Now Presidio Pizza Co. has opened at Divisadero and Pine.
NEW RESIDENCES AND
More businesses and customers will be coming to upper Divis now that construction has begun on a mixed-use development on the southwest corner of Bush and Divisadero. The shuttered convalescent home on that corner has been demolished and is being replaced by a six-story building with 81 residential units and nearly 4,000 square feet of commercial space.
ON FILLMORE, A
Meanwhile, on Fillmore Street, a new Ella Moss boutique has opened at 1913 Fillmore, former home of the Design Within Reach mid-century modern furniture showroom. The Kooples, a global chain of French fashion boutiques now expanding into the U.S., has signed a lease at 2241 Fillmore beside the Clay Theater. And the New York-based Rag & Bone fashion label is preparing to go before the Planning Commission to seek permission to open in the former Royal Ground coffee shop at Fillmore and California.