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.”
[comment]Buyers continue to find their ideal home in LUMINA’s diverse and expansive selection of floor plans—over 85 percent of the community’s homes are now sold or in contract. Residents also have full access to LUMINA’s spacious array of state-of-the-art amenities, which is unsurpassed by any existing or currently planned luxury community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prospective residents can meet with sales representatives from Polaris Pacific from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday to experience the LUMINA lifestyle and its many benefits firsthand. The LUMINA Sales Gallery and Design Center are in LUMINA’s Folsom Street Tower, located at 201 Folsom Street.
About Woodlands Market:
Woodlands Market is a family owned, full-service market offering a curated selection of organic, natural and sustainable products from local suppliers. In addition to its extensive fresh produce section, they offer a wide variety of meats and seafood, a diverse selection of hot and cold prepared foods, fresh cut flowers, a coffee bar with indoor and outdoor café seating, fresh in-house juices and nutritious bread daily.
LUMINA represents the best of high-rise luxury living. Located at Main and Folsom Streets, where SoMa meets the Embarcadero, LUMINA offers 656 modern residences with dramatic city and bay views and world-class amenities, including a bi-level club lounge, private dining room with a chef kitchen, theater and business center. The Jay Wright-designed state-of-the-art fitness center includes a climbing wall and two private exercise studios, spa facilities with a private treatment room, and a 70-foot lap pool. There is also an outdoor landscaped rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities, fire pits, outdoor screening facilities and more. For more information, please visit LUMINASF.COM, or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.
About Tishman Speyer (www.tishmanspeyer.com)
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in 30 key global markets for industry-leading tenants. The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio of over 165 million square feet with a total value of approximately US $83 billion spread over 402 assets. Signature assets include New York City’s Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai, Lumière in Paris and OpernTurm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Atlanta, Boston, Brasília, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Washington, DC.[/comment]