For decades, the eastern side of San Francisco's Mission District (sometimes referred to as "Mission Creek") has housed industrial warehouses, wedged between the trendier parts of the Mission and residential Potrero Hill. But recently, many of the city's craftspeople and artisans have been moving into the area, christening it as the city's new center for creativity and ingenuity. The big distinction between this side of the Mission and San Francisco's other creative neighborhoods? The craftspeople here put their wares on display—showing off their creative process from start to finish in the many factory-showroom spaces fixed to their storefronts—from clothes to pottery to gourmet food. It's an exciting few blocks to explore where everything up-and-coming is happening in San Francisco. As master chocolatier, Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates says, "Nothing formulaic is coming into or out of this neighborhood."
Upscale meets industrial at this newly opened spot.Read More