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America's Cup came and went, and it's not coming back—at least not anytime soon. Whether that sounds like good or bad news the Port of San Francisco's hopes to put the extensive renovations at Pier 29 to good use could be pretty great. The Port hopes to keep the momentum—and the revenue—flowing with a redevelopment project that would nicely compliment the incoming James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.
A recent memorandum submitted to the Port Commission proposes converting Pier 29's historic Bulkhead Building into a shopping and dining destination similar to the Ferry Building. The memo goes on to name local retailers like Chloe's Closet, Flora Grubb, and The Ark Toy Store as possible tenants to fill leases. And similar to its Pier 1 counterpart, Pier 29 would also play host to farmers' markets, food trucks, pop-ups, and the perfect tourist's photo op.
· Without America's Cup, Port makes new plans for Pier 29 [San Francisco Business Times]
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