The changing aesthetic and demographics of SoMa are continuing... the Metreon was bought and will be reworked and re-tenanted by Westfield and partner Forest City Development, and we're getting more details about their other huge project, the new Westfield SF Centre. It's supposed to open September 28 at 835 Market Street, with frontage on Mission Street, too. We've been looking at the boarded up construction barrier next to the mall with Nordstroms for so long we forgot there was actually construction going on under there. So, soon we'll have some sort of mall monopoly going on downtown. And you can tell by the spelling of "Centre" that it's going to be upscale. Charge up your credit cards, tablehopper discovered what will soon be revealed :
"1.5 million square feet will house Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, plus 170 specialty stores and boutiques; a restaurant collection; The Food Emporium, a gourmet market and 15 fast casual gourmet eateries; some Class A office space; a signature day spa; and a nine-screen, state-of-the-art Century Theatres and CinéArts. Mega, man."
· the chatterbox [tablehopper]
· The Westfield San Francisco Centre