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Neighborhoods: Exploring the new Mid-Market
Just a few years ago, the Mid-Market neighborhood was neglected and full of vacant storefronts, but it’s slowly been coming into its own, a process accelerated by the arrival of the Twitter and Uber headquarters. Today you can grab groceries, sundries or a to-go meal at a gleaming market, shop for a new pair of wheels and get a trim at a stylish barbershop.
1355 Market St., 415.767.5130
1073 Market St., 415.484.6575
973 Market St, 415.344.0443
One contributor to the still-gritty neighborhood’s transformation story is the reopened Strand Theater. Built in 1917, the former derelict theater is now a striking red, state-of-the art performance space for the American Conservatory Theater. Nearby is a striking beaux arts-inspired building that houses one of the world’s largest collections of Asian art.
The Strand Theater
1127 Market St., 415.749.2228
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St., 415.581.3500
Clockwise from top: Mural at Equator Coffees & Teas; Popsons' acclaimed burger; Asian Art Museum central court; produce at the Heart of the City Farmers' Market.
You can have a fine dinner at the cool Alta CA, owned by California cuisine leader chef Daniel Patterson, order the American burger and fries at the popular Popsons or enjoy live music at an eclectic food market known as The Hall. A large urban farmers' market sets up in view of City Hall on Wednesdays and Sundays.
1420 Market St., 415.590.2585
998 Market St., 415.658.7554
1028 Market St., 415.558.8293
Heart of the City Farmers' Market
United Nations Plaza, 415.558.9455
Start your morning with an espresso at Equator Coffees & Teas, get an afternoon pick-up at Chai Bar (choosing from nearly a dozen flavors) or go out for a cocktail and live jazz at a bar with an underground vibe.
Equator Coffees & Teas
986 Market St., 415.614.9129
Chai Bar by David Rio
1019 Market St., 415.865.0677
Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio
39 Fell St., 415.851.8561
For more things to do in Mid-Market go to wheretraveler.com