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The Transbay Terminal is like that bell from the Polar Express. Friends may doubt that it exists beyond our collective imagination, but the Terminal still rings for those who truly believe. And the final plans could include a major retail jingle. According to SFGate, "the Transbay Joint Powers Authority will solicit proposals for a private retail development and leasing group to build out, lease and manage 100,000 square feet of restaurants and shops at the center." To put that space into perspective, the site notes that SF's Ferry Building has 65,000 square feet of retail, while NYC's Grand Central Terminal has 135,000 square feet. Yes, we know that Grand Central isn't a shopping destination in New York, but the shops there are pretty convenient when you have to buy a last-minute gift or reboot your outfit because you spilled coffee on your top. Wouldn't it be nice to do the same in a Bay Area transit hub?
· Transbay Transit Center Grand Vision Includes Thriving Retail Hub [SFGate]
· Transbay Terminal [Curbed]