Woodlands Opens at Lumina
Woodlands Market, one of the Bay Area’s best independent markets, celebrated its grand opening at the corner of Folsom and Main Streets today. Now open for business seven days a week, Woodlands Market is the first full-service grocery store to open in the Rincon Hill neighborhood.
The stunning emporium is designed with natural wood, stone, and metal art, and offers a large selection of fresh produce, meat, and seafood, along with a variety of prepared foods, fresh-cut flowers, a coffee bar, in-house juices, and fresh bread daily.
After an exhaustive search, Tishman Speyer, developer of LUMINA, the 656-residence luxury condominium community, selected Woodlands Market to occupy the approximately 9,500-square-foot retail space in SoMa.
“We’re thrilled to expand into San Francisco,” says Don Santa, Woodlands Market’s Founder. “LUMINA is an ideal community for us—we can’t think of a better location in the city to plant new roots. The dynamic, changing landscape of the Transbay/Rincon Hill neighborhood is extremely exciting, and we are delighted to be an anchor retailer committed to this growing neighborhood.”
Woodlands Market was chosen to occupy the space because of its commitment to providing natural and sustainable products from local suppliers over the course of its successful, 30-year history. The market brings a diverse selection of freshly prepared hot and cold foods and baked goods to the many new residents of Rincon Hill eager for such offerings. The gleaming, fully stocked store brightens the street corner and anchors the Folsom Street grand boulevard plan designed to create a bustling, consumer-friendly retail corridor.
Woodlands Market, a much-loved grocery mainstay of the Marin County community, is owned and operated by the Santa family, which sees the opening of a San Francisco store at LUMINA as symbolizing a return to their ancestral roots. In 1910, shortly after the Santa family’s ancestors arrived in San Francisco from Italy, they opened a grocery store called the Hyde Street Market, which served the Nob Hill neighborhood for 63 years.
Woodlands Market provides a much-needed convenience to LUMINA and the Rincon Hill/SoMa neighborhood. “Adding a high-quality, full-service grocer with an excellent track record will be a tremendous amenity for both the neighborhood’s current residents and the thousands of people moving to and working in SoMa,” says Carl Shannon, Senior Managing Director at Tishman Speyer. “Anyone who has ever stepped foot in one of Marin County’s Woodlands Markets will understand that this is a great addition to the neighborhood.”