You can find many a deal at the Evergreen Market at 2539 Mission Street — but buying the building? That’s gonna cost you.

The building that houses the decades-old bodega is being sold by owner Ly Quoc Quang for $3.5 million, spelling the inevitable closure of the market.

“We’re still in business anyway,” said Jeffrey Lee, the owner of the market. “We won’t be closed for a while.”

No definitive timeframe has been set, said Lee, who claims he opened the market “25 to 30” years ago at the location.

Changes are afoot on the 2500 block of Mission between 21st and 22nd. In recent years it has become a nightlife destination with Foreign Cinema, El Techo, and the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater drawing crowds on weekends.

The Vida SF apartments rose in 2015, and a nine-story project has been proposed on the corner of 22nd and Mission. And the former Cine Latino theater, which was illegally stripped of its facade and is now a mass of steel bars, will become something, eventually. Maybe.

An adjoining parking lot behind the building at 636 Capp St. is being offered by Ly Quoc Quang along with the building for an additional $2.5 million.

The building owner could not be reached for comment.

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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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  1. This place has the best chicharrons on Mission St. Available right by the register!

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