Empty yet unavailable: 657, 680
Let us know in the comment section what kind of businesses you would like to see occupy these two storefronts. What does the block or neighborhood need and what makes sense given the economics:

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400 Block, between 15th and 16th;
500 Block, between 16th and 17th;
700 Block, 18th and 19th;
800 Block, 19th and 20th;
900 Block, 20th and 21st;
1000 Block, 21st and 22nd;
1100 Block, 22nd and 23rd;
1200 Block, 23rd and 24th;
1300 Block, 24th and 25th;
1400 Block, 25th and 26th.

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Housing, property, and space in general are prized commodities, especially in San Francisco. Nancy López gets to cover the stories that inevitably grow out of the cracks in the vacant storefronts, aging buildings and limited affordable housing - to name a few of the issues - found throughout the Mission District. She welcomes any story ideas readers may have.

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  1. Believe it or not I think we need a good chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. There’s every kind of food imaginable here, but no good chinese restaurant (and no, Red Lantern doesn’t count — it sux).

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  2. This was sold to a new owner in November. The old owner was foreclosed upon and is out of the picture. The new owner plans to fix up the space downstairs and is going to be leasing it within the next few months. It would make a fantastic restaurant/bar as it has 20 foot ceilings and a large mezzanine. It can also be divided down the middle to make 2 spaces. Really cool space that should be addind a lot af value to the block inthe coming years.

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  3. 680 would be a perfect Apple Store. It would also make a hell of a restaurant.

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