Posts Tagged ‘grand opening’

OMG, Meet San Francisco Giants Shortstop Brandon Crawford at the Men’s Wearhouse! July 4th, 7PM, 785 Market

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Check it:

“On Monday evening, July 4, 2011, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT, San Francisco Giants’ baseball rookie Brandon Crawford will have a meet and greet at new Men’s Wearhouse location at 785 Market Street.”

I guarantee it!

All the deets. below.

See you there!

Men’s Wearhouse Celebrates Grand Opening in San Francisco with Shortstop Brandon Crawford

San Francisco, California — June 29, 2011 — Men’s Wearhouse proudly announces the grand opening of its newest San Francisco location downtown in the historic Humbolt Bank Building at 785 Market Street.

This July Fourth, rookie Brandon Crawford will be on site along with the usual assortment of stylish suits, name brand formalwear and casualwear selections that Men’s Wearhouse is known for to celebrate its grand opening and the birthday of our nation. In addition to hosting San Francisco baseball’s newest shortstop for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing, Men’s Wearhouse will offer fifty percent off the regular price of all items (excluding shoes) the entire day.

“With corporate headquarters in the Bay Area, Men’s Wearhouse has been a long-standing fan of our baseball teams and we couldn’t be happier to have Brandon Crawford join us for the opening, “said Matt Stringer, SVP Marketing and Creative Services, of Men’s Wearhouse. “Crawford is a great example of a young guy that knows how to dress well and present himself. The partnering with Men’s Wearhouse is a perfect fit for Crawford, who embodies the idea of dressing for success.”

The grand opening deal is twice as sweet for existing customers in the San Francisco area who received exclusive invitations to the store for the upcoming weekend to enjoy refreshments and complimentary personal consultations.

The new San Francisco location features a great selection of Big & Tall styles and top-tier designers like Calvin Klein, Joseph Abboud, and Kenneth Cole. The new location is a full-service Men’s Wearhouse, offering tuxedo rental as well as a vast retail selection.

In addition to offering the formalwear and suit styles for which the brand is known, the new location features an ample casualwear selection that includes everything from athletic wear and comfortable tees to sport coats and designer denim. During the Grand Opening event, there will also be a special selection of vintage baseball shirts and hats for purchase.

The newest Men’s Wearhouse location opened for business June 12, 2011. San Franciscans will like the way they look, we guarantee it!

About Men’s Wearhouse
Since it was founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse has become one of the largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel in the country, with more than 900 stores carrying a full selection of designer and private-label suits, sport coats, casualwear, and accessories. Today, The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. family of companies includes Men’s Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, K&G Fashion Superstore, TwinHill Corporate Apparel, and Moores Clothing for Men in Canada, making it one of North America’s leading providers of quality and value in both apparel and apparel care. In addition, Men’s Wearhouse also operates in a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.menswearhouse.com.

Grand Opening of Haight Street Market on May 6th a Huge Success – And There’s the Whole Foods Right Up the Street, Too

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The highly-rated Haight Street Market‘s recent expansion into a neighboring parcel was celebrated with a Grand Opening on Friday. Check it:

“PARTY TIME PEOPLE!!!!! Grand Opening Ceremony on Friday May 6th at 9am. Yea i know we have been open for a while but we always need a excuse to party. Try to come out and see whats new in the Haight. We will be serving samples from the cafe and deli. All day event but the ribbon cutting will be at 9am. Low prices on many items, YES that includes beer & wine!!!!!!”

Not sure about the low prices – I’ll have to investigate some time.

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Anyway, Bon Courage, Un Plus Grand Marché de Haight Street!

Twitterloin Trilogy: Unlike Twitter, Mid-Market’s International Art Museum of America Doesn’t Ask for Public Handouts

Friday, April 15th, 2011

So that’s good. And you won’t be seeing headlines like, “San Francisco proposes tax cut for Twitter” applied to this hulking white building.

It’s still attracting the curious on a daily basis down in the Mid-Market part of the Twitterloin. As seen yesterday across the street from the Chor Boogie:

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Let’s take a tour of the new museum with the only photos I have access to.

Upstairs…

…and Downstairs

That’s all I have so far – two authorized photos of the inside.

It’s $8 to get in…

Opening of the New “International Art Museum of America” a Huge Success – A Buddhist Shrine on Market Street

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Well, about 80 people, mostly Buddhists it would seem, were on hand for the noon-time soft opening of the brand spanking new International Art Museum of America today.

No photos are allowed so I didn’t stick around too long. Anyway, the downstairs part looks like a model home in a new housing development. Everything has that new-car-smell kind of new-house-smell. Lots of gold paint about – reminds me of Bellagio in Vegas. And, I’m seriously, somebody was handing out brochures and showing swatches of marble flooring or something like that.

And there’s a flowing water exhibit downstairs, just as you might imagine after seeing shots over at Curbed SF and SFist, San Francisco’s two big local websites.

Welcome welcome. Lots of monks were on hand as well:

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And then upstairs, well it’s different. There’s at least one kind of shrine exhibit up there, it’s like a mini-mausoleum, or something, dedicated to somebody – don’t recall his name. The nice windows facing Your New San Francisco Mid-Market Area are papered over so that’s kind of a bummer.

It’s not like any museum I’ve ever seen, but why don’t you get over there and then make the call? I mean, if Angelo Alioto wants to spend millions on a Catholic kind of shrine in North Beach, there’s nothing wrong with some Buddhists having their own place on Market Street, right?

They have a expereinced museum curator Dyana Curreri-Ermatinger running the show and they have security guards with sweet (embroidered?) logos on their uniforms, but they don’t have a website up yet so oh well.

Maybe they’ll release some photos or get their Go-Daddied webpage going and then I can show you or post a link. Everybody’s very friendly – ask them a question if you’re curious about anything.

IMO, this place is more like a masoleum than a museum at this point, but that’s JMO.

UPDATE: Oh, they _do_ have some photos. Here’s one.

Credit: International Art Museum of America, 2011

I’ll get some more up later…

The New “International Art Museum of America” at 1023 Market Will Officially Open on Tuesday, March 29th

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

[Playing this one straight here.]

The International Art Museum of America will soft open at noon on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011.

That’s all I know, deets below.

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All the deets:

“The new International Art Museum will indeed be opening it’s doors to the public beginning March 29. The museum will feature annual changing exhibitions of international art. During this “start-up” period, called a “soft opening”, our entrance will be at 1023 Market Street, and visitors will have access to our second floor gallery and can visit our architectural tile and art glass display, which showcases the materials used in the design of the museum.

The museum will fully open sometime in September (date for Grand Opening, TBA in April) offering access for the public to our Chinese garden on the first floor, meeting and conference rooms downstairs and a gift shop featuring many unique items related to the museum’s exhibitions.

We invite your readers to come by and visit during the next few months, take advantage of reduced admission fees: ($8.00 for adults/ $5.00 youth/senior and military) and enjoy the museum’s inaugural exhibition. Gallery hours during our “soft” opening period will be noon – 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.”

A 20-Percent Reduction in Asking Prices at the Presidio Landmark Apartment Building? Rentals Now Listed in the Craigslist

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Here’s what I asked for back in September, when the cheapest unit at the new Presidio Landmark apartments was $2200 (plus $150 parking fee), IIRC:

“No doubt the Presidio Landmark apartments are Mega Turbo Double Awesome, but if they’ve only rented out 2% of the units after two months of trying, then perhaps a reduction in asking prices might be called for? Just asking.”

And here’s what we have in November:

$1800 Pristine Junior One Bedroom (laurel hts / presidio) [Or see below if this link has been taken down by now.]

I’m thinking that’s about a 20% reduction in asking prices, so that seems to be a good start.

I mean if you, unlike me, value “full service amenities you would find at the Four Seasons, the Ritz, or the St. Regis” then this could be the Middle Richmond District / Presidio home for you.

The hot tub in the eastern courtyard:

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Or get a full one-bedroom for $1875.

All the deets:


Green living at its finest! Presidio Landmark is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified project. The project takes a step forward in environmentally friendly design and operation.

Located in Presidio National Park you have direct access to amazing outdoor spaces, trails, and ocean vistas. Whether your hiking, biking or just laying about, this location has something for all who enjoy nature and serenity. You also have easy access to Marin and Downtown San Francisco as well as the 101 and 280 freeways. Take the PresidiGo, a private shuttle bus that can take you to various locations around the city, way better than MUNI.

In addition to being environmentally friendly and convenient this project features full service amenities you would find at the Four Seasons, the Ritz, or the St. Regis.
~ Concierge
~ Jacuzzi
~ Massage room
~ Fitness room
~ Yoga and Pilates room
~ Bike storage and shop (you can do your own bike maintenance)
~ Guest room availability
~ Courtyard with fire pit

This junior one bedroom features hardwood flooring and carpet. Brand new finishes anoint the entire unit. Radiant environmentally friendly heating is used in lieu of electric heaters. Its Green!

Multiple configurations are available.

Call, email or even text me (please add you name, and what you are texting about) to schedule a tour.
Alex Kaufman (415)699-5900

Location - Wedemeyer at 15th Ave , San Francisco, CA 94129

Rent: $1,800 Utils. Included: None
Bed / Bath: 0/1 Lease Term: 1 Year
Unit Type: Apartment Kitchen Type: Gourmet
Pets: N Stove: Electric
View: Park Flooring: Hardwood & Carpet
Outside Area: Patio Fireplace: No
Window Coverings: Blinds Laundry: In Unit
Parking: Yes Parking Fee: $150
Unit Amenities: Concierge, Spa, Fitness Center, Bike Shop & More!

Resolved: The Presidio Landmark Apartments Should Lower Rents by 20 Percent. Anyway, Big Green Party Tomorrow

Friday, September 24th, 2010

No doubt the Presidio Landmark apartments are Mega Turbo Double Awesome, but if they’ve only rented out 2% of the units after two months of trying, then perhaps a reduction in asking prices might be called for? Just asking.

Nay, demanding.

You don’t want the Landmark to turn into the Overlook, right?

So many empty hallways…

Anyway, as promised, there’s a big party tomorrow up in that whole Public Health Service District (PHSD) just north of Lake Street. All the deets are below.

(Now, don’t even think about trying to drive your fly hoopty onto the grounds of the PHSD for the big shingdig. Again, deets below.)

“FROM MARINE HOSPITAL TO PRESIDIO’S 1ST GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD – OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATES RE-BIRTH OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE DISTRICT

Presidio of San Francisco (September 23, 2010) – The Presidio’s historic Public Health Service District (PHSD),established more than a century ago to provide care to mariners from around the world, has been rehabilitated as a welcoming new gateway to the Presidio. It now features residences, cultural and educational organizations and public trails that link the Presidio’s natural, historic and recreational attractions. The Presidio Trust, along with its development partner Forest City, is celebrating the re-birth of this corner of the park with a “Green” Grand Opening Saturday, September 25 from 11am to 4pm.

Visitors to the open house will be among the first to visit the Presidio’s first green neighborhoodand explore places long hidden from public view.  They will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of newly rehabilitated buildings and landscapes around the district; explore an EcoVillage showcasing sustainable ideas and products; enjoy local food, art, and live music; and participate in kid-friendly activities courtesy of the Presidio YMCA. 

It goes on and on, see you after the jump

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Mark Your Calendars: Public Health Service District Green Grand Opening in the Presidio September 25th

Monday, August 30th, 2010

You (but not your car) are invited to the “Green” Grand Opening of the Presidio’s Public Health Service District on Saturday, September 25th, 2010.  This joint will occur in and around the Presidio Landmark, which is just north of Lake and 15th Avenue.

Check it:

An Open House Celebrating the Public Health Service District

Saturday, September 25
11 am to 4 pm

The Public Health Service District – site of the park’s largest historic building – has been revitalized as a “green” neighborhood where people live, work, and enjoy the outdoors. Be among the first to explore and enjoy this historic area long closed to the public.

Learn more about the Public Health Service District.

As it looked just a couple years ago:

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See you there!

Questions? (415) 561-5418

  • Tour the historic former hospital (now Presidio Landmark housing), nurses’ quarters, and surgeon’s houses, and learn how they have been sustainably transformed into contemporary homes and workplaces
  • San Francisco food carts and music
  • EcoVillage showcasing sustainable ideas and non-profit organizations
  • Lobos Creek Scenic Overlook and Anza Historic Trail
  • Fun for kids provided by the Presidio Community YMCA
  • Presentations by staff who worked on the projects
  • Tenant open houses
  • Sustainable Prizes, giveaways and more

 Getting to the event:

Downlad a map with driving and transit directions

The Public Health Service District is located in the southern Presidio, inside the 14th and 15th Avenue Gates, just west of Mountain Lake. There is NO EVENT PARKING within the Public Health Service District, but free parking is available on the Main Post. Please read the transportation options below.

1) Drive to the Main Post and Take the Free Event Shuttle to the Open House
Drive to the Presidio’s Main Post and park at the south end of the Main Parade Ground (near Presidio Bowling Center). Parking is free. Special shuttles will pick you up from this point and take you to the events at the Public Health Service District. Free shuttle service runs on a continuous loop every 15 minutes between the Main Post and the Public Health Service District from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

2) MUNI
The closest MUNI routes to the event site are the Geary and California lines, and the MUNI 28. After getting off the bus, walk to the Public Health Service District. Enter at either the 14th Avenue or 15th Avenue Gate.

3) Bike
Bicycle to the event and enjoy free bike valet parking. Enter at either the 14th Avenue or 15th Avenue Gate. For a map of bicycle trails at the Presidio Trust, click here.