ONE BLOCK ONE DAY

Neigh­bor­hoods: Ex­plor­ing the new Mid-Mar­ket

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Shop

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.

The Mar­ket

1355 Mar­ket St., 415.767.5130

Huck­le­berry Bi­cy­cles

1073 Mar­ket St., 415.484.6575

Fel­low Bar­ber

973 Mar­ket St, 415.344.0443

Play

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.

Eat

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.

Alta CA

1420 Mar­ket St., 415.590.2585

Pop­sons

998 Mar­ket St., 415.658.7554

The Hall

1028 Mar­ket St., 415.558.8293

Heart of the City Farm­ers' Mar­ket

United Na­tions Plaza, 415.558.9455

Drink

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

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