In the wake of the Mission's failed American Apparel, movement has been spotted in their would-be spot at
988 Valencia*. Burrito Justice asks: "What kind of establishment would want a wall of horizontal beat-up two-by-fours?" We don't know, but if Outerlands can do it, anyone can. The new voice of Mission Mission has a clue to add as well, saying that the owner "indicated that he was having trouble renting out such a large, unfinished space. He said that (he) was going to subdivide the space, provided no one took the whole thing, and replace the garage door with a storefront. Based on the permits, it looks like he did exactly that."
· What’s Going On Here, AASS? (American-Apparel-Sacrificial-Space) [Burrito Justice]
· Store-punting: Nope on American Apparel in the Mish [Curbed SF]
· Hipsters Rally: American Apparel Awakens A Sleeping Giant [Curbed SF]
*UPDATE: As Burrito Justice's johnny0 notes, the above space is actually not the would-be American Apparel space. But hark! It's a tenant in a retail space, in this economy.