We have some very exciting news to share — in early 2015 CounterPULSE will move to a new building! We have embarked on an exciting partnership with the newly formed Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) to lease-to-own the former Dollhouse pornography theater located at 80 Turk Street in the Central Market/Tenderloin neighborhood. This move will come just as our 10-year lease at 1310 Mission Street expires.
During a press conference in front of the Luggage Store art gallery, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated our move as “a step towards sustaining a thriving cultural hub in the Central Market District, with community arts that make it an attractive place to live and work.” Transforming the 80 Turk Street building into an arts and community space will require significant financial backing and support from our artistic community and tech industry neighbors. The opportunity provided by CAST is a solid foundation, made stronger by $120,000 in funding for capital improvements provided by the San Francisco Office for Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). To raise the money needed and make this move a reality will be looking to inspired community leaders, visionary investors, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area community for support.
Read the full story in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
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