No matter, TZ’s cabaret performers were on hand all smiles yesterday at the news conference* in the “50 Broadway” parking lot near the Embarcadero. This location will be ZinZanni’s new home, if everything works out.
(I’ll tell you, I can’t tell the difference betwixt Gavin Newsom running the Newsom Administration and Ed Lee running the Newsom Adminstration, fundamentally. I mean, Ed Lee is not an impetuous asshole, so that means he behaves better, he tends to show up at these kinds of functions with a smaller entourage and less drama. That’s good, I s’pose…)
Oh, there he is, to the right of the gorgeous Martian(?) lady:
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See how this will work? The famous European tent they use will go behind the new building:
All the deets after the jump.
* I didn’t stick around for the Bauer’s “Intelligent” Transportation part of the presser. You know, you really need to work hard at sucking to get a Yelp rating this low.** But Bauer’s is well-connected to SFGov, so there you go, there’s your bidness model.
**Even with the work of shill reviewers avec their bogus five-star ratings…
MAYOR LEE ANNOUNCES NEW HOMES FOR KEY PIER 27/29 TENANTS IN RELOCATION FOR NEW CRUISE TERMINAL & 34TH AMERICA’S CUP
Hundreds of Jobs Stay in San Francisco, Local Companies Remain Along Iconic Waterfront
San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that two major tenants on Piers 27/29 – Teatro ZinZanni and Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation – will be moving to new locations on Port property along the waterfront, a critical milestone in the associated construction of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 by the Port of San Francisco and planning for the 34th America’s Cup projects.
“This represents a key milestone in our planning to host the 34th America’s Cup and develop the new state-of-the-art James R. Herman Cruise Terminal,” said Mayor Lee. “I am delighted that Teatro ZinZanni and Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, two of San Francisco’s valued organizations, are staying on our beautiful waterfront where they will continue to keep hundreds of jobs here locally and serve thousands of residents and visitors.”
Located at Pier 27 since 2000, Teatro ZinZanni, an iconic European cabaret, cirque arts, music and comedy show, has welcomed more than 1 million patrons over the past decade, generating more than $70 million in revenues of which 90 percent is spent locally in wages, goods and services. Teatro ZinZanni employs more than 100 local employees.
“Teatro ZinZanni heartily thanks Mayor Lee, the staff at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Port of San Francisco for their patient work through the last 11 months,” said Teatro Zinzanni Founder Norman Langill. “Though we’ve been part of San Francisco’s Arts Community for more than 11 years, many people are surprised to learn we are a relatively small, not-for-profit arts institution and without the City’s steadfast support in moving us forward towards a new home, we wouldn’t be standing here today.”
“Not only is ZinZanni a unique and popular attraction for San Francisco residents and visitors, they are a key employer of local artists and a wonderful and consistent supporter of many local charities,” said President of the Board and District 3 Supervisor David Chiu.
Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, founded by Gary Bauer in 1989, maintains one of the largest eco-friendly fleets in the United States and employs more than 200 employees. They transport 6,000 people a day with their employee shuttle program, significantly reducing traffic congestion and pollution on San Francisco’s streets. More than 90 percent of the miles driven by Bauer’s are done with alternative fuels, and in 2009 they were presented with the “Green Highway” award for the greenest transportation company in America.
“I am delighted to be moving to Pier 50 and staying in San Francisco,” said Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation Founder and CEO Gary Bauer. “The hard work of the staff at the Port and Mayor’s Office on the America’s Cup project has been a benefit to my company already, and I look forward to serving the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will come for the races next year and in 2013.”
“I welcome Bauer’s Transportation to Pier 50 and District 6,” said Supervisor Jane Kim. “The southern waterfront will benefit from the almost $1 million of infrastructure improvements that Bauer is making to the new space, and we are happy to retain employees on the waterfront, while addressing the significant traffic concerns created by the former location.”
The America’s Cup World Series races will be held in San Francisco from August 11-19 and August 27 – September 2, 2012. The Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, will be held in San Francisco from July 4 – September 1, 2013 and the America’s Cup Finals will be held September 7 – 22, 2013.
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