Here’s the news of the day, from 581 Market Street (between 1st Street & 2nd Street):
“Patrón has partnered with emerging artists to create a unique holiday window in San Francisco to raise money for the Artist Guild of San Francisco.
From now through the end of the year, up-and-coming artists from San Francisco will occupy a formerly vacant storefront window that has been transformed into a space of creativity and imagination. Each artist has one week to create an original painting, sculpture or other work based on their personal interpretation of Patrón tequila’s “Simply Perfect” mantra.
People will have an opportunity to bid on the works created by these artists online at EliminateRegifting.com with all the proceeds benefiting AGSF. It’s also a contest for the artists, with the artist whose work receives the highest bid receiving national exposure in a print advertisement for Patrón in 2012.”
OK then, here’s what it looks like in the day:
Click to expand. This photo only: Silvia Flores/ AP Images for Patrón Spirits
…and in the night – I think this was Saturday:
Take a look the next time you’re in the neighborhood.
have taken over the previously vacant Leslie Hotel at 581 Eddy St. Creative Housing Liberation is taking direct action on 10/10/10, the first annual World Homeless Day, by staging a public ‘open occupation’ of vacant residential Leslie Hotel in Downtown San Francisco.”
“PRICE REDUCTION, MOTIVATED SELLER” The Leslie Hotel is centrally located at the corner of Eddy and Larkin, the gateway to San Francisco’s bustling “Little Saigon” district, where two eight ton granite and marble pillars stand as a symbol of peace and happiness for the community. The Leslie Hotel is a six story, 29,171-square foot concrete building on a 5,031-square foot lot. The hotel consists of 68 guest rooms, many with views and all with private bathrooms. 48 of the rooms are designated for tourist hotel use and 20 are residential hotel rooms, which can be rented on a weekly or monthly basis. Additionally, there is a one-bedroom/one-bathroom managers unit.
During the past 10+ years, the hotel portion of the property was master leased to California Culinary Academy as student housing. Recently vacated by the Academy, a rare opportunity exists for a new owner to renovate the hotel with complete flexibility. At ground level there are four highly sought after commercial spaces providing immediate in place income.
The Leslie Hotel sits directly across the street from the Phoenix Hotel which is owned and operated by Joie De Vivre Hospitality the largest independent hotel owner and operator in the State of California. This vibrant changing neighborhood is home to many hip new restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It is also conveniently located to San Francisco City Hall, Civic Center, Asian Art Museum, Public Library, Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House and many more San Francisco landmarks.
For a qualified investor the seller has a lender who has informed them they will put a first deed of trust on the property. This opportunity will allow an investor to acquire a completely vacant hotel in the high barriers to entry San Francisco hopitality market.
Ever more deets, after the jump
*Or, the Uptown Tenderloin(!) [chuckle], or “Uptown” [doubleplus chuckle]. Or, more seriously, Little Saigon.