We’ve got a quick update on the upcoming Bi-Rite Divisadero location — and the news ain’t exactly good.
In a post on its website this week, Bi-Rite brings word that their new market at 550 Divisadero is now aiming to open in “the early part of 2013.” That’s a few months later than the most recent target date of October.
The reason for the latest slippage seems to be the lengthy permitting process.
“We still need a conditional use permit for a rooftop mechanical room and to connect the adjacent storage space. Our conditional use hearing before the SF Planning Commission should happen in mid to late July. Once a date is scheduled, we’ll let you know so you can hopefully attend the public hearing and show your support. We know we’ve pushed the date back a few times–just want to make sure we’ll be ready to serve the neighborhood when we open!”
As has been the case for the last two years, we’ll keep an eye on it.