The perpetually vacant storefront in the ODC Theater building at 17th and Shotwell finally has signs of an impending tenant.
As you may recall, this space was briefly home to a coffee cart called Pronto which was run by the Bar Bambino people. They claimed they were going to build it out into a full cafe. Instead they closed it and then closed Bar Bambino.
According to the Melange Market Facebook page, it’s going to be a cafe. A link to an Inside Scoop article claims this cafe is run by the people behind AQ, that fancypants restaurant that’s oddly placed in SOMA’s butthole over at Mission and 7th.
Does the area really need another cafe? Probably not. But who can say no to coffee and pastries?