The development of mid-Market Street housing and business is booming, and soon the burgeoning neighborhood will have a grocery store.
Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim announced Friday that a 22,000-square-foot food emporium will be moving into 1355 Market St., which is best known for housing Twitter.
The grocery, which will be called The Market, will be operated by the same owners who run Small Foods, a store on Second Street near Bryant Street.
"The Market is an innovative store that will provide unique food choices to a growing neighborhood, while offering opportunities to entrepreneurs to sell their products," Lee said in a statement.
The store, which is expected to have a deli and fresh meats, will also include "shops within a shop," according to the Mayor's Office. There will be room for vendors to sell prepared goods such as produce, sandwiches and beverages.
"We are thrilled to bring this concept into the area where people will have the opportunity to select from a range of food offerings," co-owner Tom Collom said. "The Market is the next generation of the food store for a new generation."
Along with the companies in and around the Twitter building, which is officially named Market Square and owned by Shorenstein Properties, the new grocery store will serve the many new residents expected in the area in the coming years as nearby housing developments are completed, including a high-rise apartment complex directly across 10th Street.