Tishman Speyer’s LUMINA, the new 656 residence luxury condominium community rising at 201 Folsom Street, has signed a lease with Woodlands Market, a leading locally owned Marin County business, to take over the 9,500 square foot retail space on the corner of Main and Folsom Streets.  Open seven days a week, the locally recognized grocer will provide organic, natural and sustainable products from local suppliers similar to the focus of its three Marin locations.  The full-service market will also offer prepared foods, fresh cut flowers, a coffee bar, fresh in-house juices and fresh bread daily.

“We are so excited to expand into San Francisco,” said Don Santa, Woodlands Market’s Founder/CEO and San Francisco native, “LUMINA is an ideal community for us and we can’t think of a better location for our family to reconnect with our roots.”  Owned and operated by the Santa Family, the Woodlands Market commitment to opening a San Francisco store in LUMINA symbolizes a return to the family’s heritage.  In 1910, shortly after the Santa family’s ancestors arrived in San Francisco from Italy, they opened the Hyde Street Market that served the Nob Hill neighborhood for 63 years.

“My family moved to Marin in the 1960s and closed the Hyde Street Market in the 1970s,” said Don Santa.  “We started Woodlands Market in 1986 and I am proud that we have been open for business every day since we began operating.  We are a locally owned independent store that strives to remain at the forefront of what’s healthy, new and exciting in the industry while providing excellent customer service and care for our environment through sustainable practices.”

Woodlands Market will provide a great convenience to the neighborhood.  “A regionally recognized, industry award winning, high-quality grocer will be an excellent amenity for residents moving into the community as well as those already living in the vicinity,” said Carl Shannon, Tishman Speyer’s Senior Managing Director for Northern California.  “Anyone who has ever stepped foot in a Woodlands Market will understand that this is a great thing for the SoMa neighborhood.”

[comment]LUMINA has received unprecedented interest since sales began in late September 2014, with more than 400 residences sold to date.  To schedule a personal tour of the LUMINA Sales Gallery, please call 415-495-3600 or visit LUMINASF.COM.