BHG Mason-McDuffie Moves Out of the Castro

Mason-McDuffie, a Better Home’s and Gardens real estate broker, has packed up shop and moved out of their location at 2241 Market Street. Their new home is now on Valencia in the Mission. Mason-McDuffie was founded in the Bay Area in 1897 by Duncan McDuffie who developed what he called ‘neighborhood residential parks’ like Forrest Hills and Claremont in Berkeley. Better Home’s and Gardens acquired the company in 2009. At this time it’s not clear why they chose to shutter this particular location.

We’ve checked out the SkyLine Realty website to try and get the lease price and details for people who might be interested, but it has not yet been listed.

Another void in the neighborhood bringing the number of store front properties empty between 15th/Market and 19th/Castro to 15 and counting.

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about politics, camping, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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2 Responses

  1. Tom says:

    wow, thats alot of vacant store fronts. Hopefully these new developments along Market Street might help bring business in?


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    • Waiyde says:

      You’re quite correct-that is A LOT of vacant store front space and it’s continuing to grow as more mixed use buildings are being constructed along the Market St. Castro corridor. I don’t know if being ‘sparkly new’ will make more businesses rush to open-or-if it’ll take landlords a moment to wise up and see how the huge rents they’re demanding for space in the neighborhood is hurting it on multiple levels.

      Its costly to open new business here in SF. We as a community need to figure out how to stream line it, assist small businesses who want to start up and then support them once they do open so they can stay that way. In the long run new jobs, revenue, and commerce will create a better community in the Castro for both neighbors and visitors alike.

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