Closed and vacant for nearly 20 years, demolition of the much-discussed Pagoda Theater has reached full throttle this week. When the rubble is cleared the site will become an exit point for the SFMTA's 2 tunnel boring machines, currently en route from SOMA. The city will be on the hook for 2 years of rent payments during the construction process at $131,250 per month, after which time the owner will be allowed to construct a new condo building. The outside will basically be a replica of the original Pagoda (complete with the original "blade" sign), while the inside will feature 18 units, 4,700 sq. ft. of restaurant space and 27 parking spaces. Sorry, there are still no plans to include a North Beach subway stop.
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