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The vacant storefront in the middle could have been a Jack Spade.  Next door, Idol Vintage recently moved out.  Photo by Lydia Chávez

More Big Brands Eye the Mission’s Edginess

*+-“The Mission District.” It’s not just a place. It’s an idea. It’s a style. And for growing number of national and international retailers, it’s a desirable brand worthy of association. The English clothing store Fred...
The vacant storefront on  16th that could have been a Jack Spade. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Chain Fight Postmortem: How Jack Spade Changed the Formula Retail Conversation

*+-The blighted, vacant storefront at 3166 16th Street is modest in size — 6,000 square feet sandwiched between a greasy spoon Chinese restaurant and a consignment shop. Yet as the thwarted location of luxury retailer...