No wonder the Castro Safeway's hustling to overhaul its image: Word arrived in the Curbed Inbox that the now-vacant Ford dealership at Market and
Castro Dolores Streets (sorry about that) will most likely house 80 residential units atop 29,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. A tenant shall be announced imminently— according to our source, it'll most likely be a "food store" and a cafe. (We're thinking luxury grocery; Whole Foods is a rumored candidate, as is Trader Joes.) The project is said to have fallen in line with the Upper Market Community Design Plan (smart) which is set to go before the Planning Commission in the next couple of weeks.
· CurbedWire: The Dulux/ Whole Foods/ Saitowitz Connection? [Curbed SF]
· Rumormongering: Whole Foods in the Castro? [Castro SF]