Tuesday Business Briefs
Happy Tuesday folks. Here are just a few business items we noticed as we romped around the Castro this past weekend.
The wraps are off CVS
It looks like the wraps are starting to come off the new CVS Pharmacy (2280 Market Street) on Market at Noe near Cafe Flore and Radio Shack. Workers tore down the 15-or-so-foot wood wall setup in front of the building during construction to reveal the nearly finished facade. Walking by the past couple of nights I’ve seen the lights on inside and it looked like they only have a few finishing touches before they stock the drug store and open for business. Perhaps we’ll see a mid-to-late March opening date for the new CVS?
Green Surge open
Green Surge, the health smoothie and salad place we mentioned in our previous business brief located underneath Fitness SF (2301 Market Street), is now open (and has been for a week or so). We hope they can stick it out in the high turnover space and make it work. Consider stopping by and checking them out.
Building permit at old Bead Store
A notice for reserved streetspace for building operations has been placed in the window of the old Bead Store location (417 Castro Street) near Hot Cookie. I tried to pull details on what exactly is happening from the permit lookup site, but it did not list any other details. The permit is good for 60 days and was issued on February 19th. Perhaps we’ll see some movement in the storefront soon? UPDATE: As one of our commenters pointed out, a permit to change the building use from retail to food/beverage handling was approved in December of 2013. The permit notes that there are proposed electrical and plumbing changes in addition to “INSTALL CAFE EQUIPMENT”. I think if another coffee space comes into the Castro our readers are going to lose their shit. We’ll keep you updated. UPDATE 2: One of our readers spoke with the owners of Lisa Hair Design next door and apparently the location is slated to be a hot dog/sausage joint. We’ll keep you posted!