Letter from the President San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce
The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce invites African American Investors and Developers for the Fillmore Heritage Center. The Black organizations and community of San Francisco are insisting that this 50,000 sq. ft. entertainment venue on the Fillmore, once known as "The Harlem of the West" and home of jazz greats as Myles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coletrane, et go to African American ownership. The venue consists of a 400 seat music venue, 29,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, 2 bars, a 50 person theater, a jazz gallery and a high end soul food restaurant that is under lease. A 50,000 sq. ft garage is included.
Interested investors could join Agonafer@att.net who owned Rasselas jazz Club on the Fillmore for 18 years. Black Developers are also invited. Remember, the minimum bid is $6.5 million and one is further selected on operational, experience and community benefit proposal. The commercial venue is appraised at $11.5 million.
You can contact the City or Agonafer directly. Please copy me and /or Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred Jordan, President
San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce.
The City and County of San Francisco is pleased to announce the availability of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale of real property located at 1300-1320-1330 Fillmore Street in San Francisco, at the corner of Fillmore and Eddy Streets. The property, known as the Fillmore Heritage Center, previously included the Yoshi's San Francisco restaurant and music venue and currently includes the restaurant 1300 on Fillmore. The property available for sale includes the commercial parcel (approximately 50,000 square feet) and the adjacent, subterranean public parking garage (approximately 50,000 square feet). The property does not include the residential portion of the mixed-use development.
The Fillmore Heritage Center, one of the last projects from the Western Addition redevelopment program, was developed as a multi-use facility whose goal was both to revitalize the commercial corridor and to honor the cultural heritage of the neighborhood, which prior to "Urban Renewal" was considered the "Harlem of the West" for its sizable community of African American residents and African American-owned businesses, many of them music venues.
The City is committed to ensuring that, through its sale, the Property emerges as a vibrant and financially viable commercial establishment, such as an entertainment venue, that also provides substantial and sustained community benefits to the Fillmore corridor and the Western Addition community. The City encourages proposals that creatively incorporate one or more of the following uses: performing arts, visual/media arts, food, and recreation/leisure activities.
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