The San Francisco Honda dealership at Market and Van Ness that was just sold to become new housing will stick around for awhile before its transformation. The sale allows the dealership to stay on site for two more years, and the family that owns it will look for other locations. Two existing service locations in the Marina and the Sunset will remain open. Before becoming a car dealership, the site was home to several important music venues. It first opened as El Patio Ballroom, a 1920s jazz club that remained until the 1950s when it became Carousel Ballroom and then Fillmore West in 1968. It was during its short-lived tenure as Fillmore West that the band hosted greats like the Grateful Dead, Credence Clearwater Revival and Janis Joplin.
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