|Signed the Lease!
Feb 21, 2001!
2-9-2001 (first posted some photos - revised and added
photos on 2-21-01.)
"Fernando's" belongs to a very nice couple (Laura & Paul) with 3 kids and a dog. It used to be a
Volvo garage and dealership and before that it was a huge Ford dealership,
building put up in the 1940s. The owners have their business, Goody-Goody (she makes
wonderful "art" shoes for babies and women). He is a contractor
and doing work on the new BART station at SF Airport now.
The front of the building is on 23rd St. in Richmond and is unusual
looking, the east side is on Bissell Ave. and will be where our door will
be at 2320 Bissell. These photos are mostly of the rear huge
warehouse area we will be renting and some of the outside. We will also
have a 1200 ft office area that I haven't photo'd. Laura will have her
business in a separate area of the building, too, and will use the front
"showroom" seen above. Paul will rebuild the front to fix the
windows and raise the level of the wall so as to reduce huge amount of
glass in the front.
We will not be in the front space in the oval above -
but will have a tall curved window to the right you'll see in a photo
We have been going out there often to measure and
think about what goes where. It's only .5 mile from the Richmond BART
station, so Andy tested and took BART out once already, too.