Mini Mart

san francisco, ca

Rebirth of cool in the Tenderloin.  The evolution from subsistence business to rarefied comestibles began as a masonry tire garage rebirthed into a dry cleaners with a contemporary storefront of its own. Our project stripped back the layers of vice and corruption to lay bare the brick at the interior and exterior. Strengthening for the future resulted in double moment frames, concrete retaining walls and a new interior of terrazzo, walnut millwork, and stainless steel.  A new wood storefront welcomes all through new latticework gates into a terrazzo lined retail food displays with a restaurant grade commercial kitchen in the basement.   

Typology Commercial
STATUS Completed
date Summer 2016
materials Terrazzo, walnut millwork, precast concrete, McNear brick, Oscartek displays, Heston cooking appliances, Amerlux, Aion, Bega, Dasal, Stonco lighting fixtures

Team

Project Team Elmer Lin, Hong Liu
Lighting Engineer Ross Weller
Contractor Plant Construction
Structural Engineer Murphy Burr Curry
MEP Engineer MHC Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer Langan Treadwell Rollo
Waterproofing Consultant Newman-Sloat/Blanco Arch.
Food Service Consultant Abrams Tanaka Associates
Specifications Emily Borland Specifications
Photography Brad Knipstein