Big change is coming the corner of Alabama and Precita, and it should make the eastern half of Precita Park much more glam. According to the Precita Valley Neighbors group:
Park Merchants Update: 500 Precita has permits so contractor can finish the build up for much awaited Precita Park Café! Across the street from 500 Precita, T & J Market will soon be a children’s gym and art gallery!
Booya! The building shown above — the former Riteway Market — will soon be home to the Precita Park Cafe. What will that be like? The precise details are unknown, but the new restaurant will serve food and light drink. It’s a project of Rachel Herbert, who also operates the Dolores Park Cafe and the Duboce Park Cafe, so it’s safe to assume the Precita Park Cafe will be a classy joint. There’s been talk that Precita Park Cafe may have a kid-friendly emphasis, which would be swell, because the cafe is just across the street from the uber-chic Precita Park playground.
Meanwhile, on the opposite corner, the former T&J Market corner store — a location which, we recall, has been a corner store since at least 1928 — will soon become that children’s gym and art gallery.
Let’s now take inventory: Soon we’ll have a kid gym, a kid-friendly frou-frou cafe, and a kick-ass playground for kids, all at the end of Precita Park. Can a Babies “R” Us with ample parking be far behind? KIDDING! KIDDING!
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