Four new stores, restaurants coming to S.F. Marina corridor
May 27, 2022 • Source: San Francisco Business Times • Posted in: Market News
A recent business registration indicates United Dumplings is aiming to open a second San Francisco restaurant at the approximately 800-square-foot former home of gastro-bar Cancha at 2015 Chestnut St.
One of San Francisco's most popular neighborhood retail corridors will soon welcome four new retail businesses, all primely located near the entrance to Chestnut and Fillmore streets, according to public records.
Three businesses — lifestyle apparel brand Faherty, skincare line Malin+Goetz and Australian-inspired cafe Bluestone Lane — have applied for formula retail permissions on or just off of Chestnut Street. And a recent business registration at 2015 Chestnut St. indicates United Dumplings — offering fare packed with mozzarella cheese and Korean barbecue, among other unconventional takes, at its existing Bernal Heights location — is opening a second restaurant in the former space of boutique gastrobar Cancha at 2015 Chestnut St.
The New York-based family-run lifestyle apparel brand Faherty is eyeing the 2,085-square-foot space at 2110 Chestnut St. formerly occupied by Amour Vert, while Malin + Goetz plans to take up about 1,000 square feet at 2209 Chestnut St. where nail-painting robot startup Clockwork operated its temporary flagship before moving onto Target stores around the country.
Both new retail stores are expanding their San Francisco footprint from existing flag-ships in Hayes Valley, another popular neighborhood for fashionable retail brands, at 542 Hayes St. and 508 Hayes St., respectively. Representatives of both businesses were not immediately available for comment but I'll update this story if I hear back.
Meanwhile Bluestone Lane is expanding its already significant presence of seven locations around San Francisco with a 2,375-square-foot stop at 3352 Steiner St. just off its intersection with Chestnut St. between Vietnamese street food restaurant Sai-walks and the teriyaki spot Glaze.
The Australian-inspired coffee brand first launched in New York is aiming for a November opening following its expected clearance of the formula retail permitting process and a 12-week buildout, founder and CEO Nicholas Stone said via email this week. The former Plant Cafe space will feature outdoor seating and a "large and broad healthy food menu" in the full-cafe model similar to the brand's recent new location at The Avery in the East Cut.
"We are super excited," Stone said. "So many locals have been begging us to open in the Marina-Russian Hill district."