Just to echo what Grub Street San Francisco had written about a few days ago in that the defunct Australia Fair store at Sutter & Taylor is going to be possibly converted in to some form of gastronomic enterprise by the Nob Hill Dining company owned by Roxanne Sotano. (As a side note, I’d love to see the paperwork backing up the legal use of all the San Francisco city shots on Nob Hill Dining’s website…)
I guess this is good in that vacant buildings are bad and I’ve always found that Australia Fair storefront to be pretty ugly. That and the fact that they allowed an infinite number of Lindsay Lohan clones to flourish by selling Ugg boots was inexcusable. The thing of it is though that this chunk of the Sutter corridor really doesn’t need anymore restaurants. It’s actually been built up quite well over the last few years, to the point where it’s spilling over to Post Street as well, shedding some benefit more in to the Loin. If you were to ask me what I think that this portion of Sutter Street could use more of, it would be a whole lot less Academy of Art students. That would benefit the street more than anything else.