Construction is wrapping up on the adaptive reuse of 100 Stockton Street in San Francisco’s retail hub, Union Square. The former Macy’s men’s store has been reskinned with the design by Gensler. Now, just over a year after signing a rooftop restaurant, the team has secured 65,000 square feet for Convene, a hospitality start-up.
Convene is a hospitality company that creates and manages venues for events, meetings, and office space. The team has stated they plan to reshape the 65,000-square-foot lease with six meeting rooms, in-house food, event production, and AV services. The space will be tailored to facilitate events like town halls, corporate events, and a wide array of in-person and virtual events.
In a press release published by The Registry, vice president of real estate at Convene, Brian Holland, shared the firm’s vision for the property, declaring that “the redevelopment of 100 Stockton Street is going to be the ultimate work-play destination in the heart of Union Square and we look forward to calling it home to the first Convene location in the Bay Area.”
In the same press release, co-chairman of Blatteis & Schnur, Daniel Blatteis, exclaimed that “we are thrilled to have Convene be a part of 100 Stockton. As a true major destination tenancy that will generate substantial, consistent daily foot traffic, Convene represents an exceptional and prestigious value-add for the development, as well as Union Square and the City.”
Convene is expected to open on floors four and five by the end of 2023. The property will also soon see the opening of Chotto Matte, a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant set to open in the second quarter of 2023 with a 15,000-square-foot rooftop destination.
The deal was brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. 100 Stockton Street is now expected to open next year. Morgan Stanley and Blatteis & Schnur are responsible for the development.
The 130-foot structure yields 246,800 square feet, with 150,920 square feet dedicated to office use and 91,900 square feet for commercial retail use. Gensler is responsible for the redesign, most notable for the carved mid-structure terrace. KPFF is the structural and civil engineer.
The news comes just a few days before the city opens up a new subway station at Union Square as part of the Central Subway line and the same day that the SF Business Times reports that Gap has filed for renovations of a new store at 152 Geary Street.