Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 29 / 20 July 2017
 

Real estate ad indicates Sausage Factory to close

The Sausage Factory (Photo: Redfin)

The Sausage Factory (Photo: Redfin)

The Sausage Factory, the Italian restaurant that’s been in the Castro district for almost 50 years, will be closing, according to a real estate ad that lists the restaurant’s building for sale at $4.1 million. The building, which is located at 517 Castro Street, also includes apartments. A call to the restaurant wasn’t immediately returned Friday morning (May 19).

“Situated in the prime retail corridor of San Francisco’s vibrant and historic Castro District, this property consists of 3 units, including a 2500 square foot restaurant, which will be delivered vacant,” the Redfin ad says. “The second and third floor are comprised of two spacious three and four bedroom residential units with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and abundant sunlight. The property is in proximity to all of the popular Castro District attractions including the famous Castro Theater, Philz Coffee, Soul Cycle and an abundance of dining and retail options. This is a unique opportunity for investors to acquire a mixed use asset with strong upside potential in a fabulous location.”

A note on Preserving LGBT Historic Sites in San Francisco Facebook page says, “With its funky, old-timey d├ęcor, the Sausage Factory has long been known an establishment welcoming to Castro residents and visitors both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ. The menu offers reasonably priced comfort food in copious portions that kept diners on a budget well fed. Many an informal gathering of LGBTQ organizers has taken place in the large bar space at the back of the restaurant.”

Donovan Jones commented on the post, “My (now) husband and I had our first date there 14 years ago, and we got engaged there. Some very fond memories.”

— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 19, 2017 @ 11:11 am PST
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