The historic Armory building at 14th and Mission streets will soon be home to a community center where trade shows, sporting events and theater can be held.
Andrew Harvill, director of the community center, said the space will serve as a hub for the surrounding neighborhood. Read More
Kink.com on Tuesday released a statement about the Feb. 1 drug arrest of its CEO, Peter Acworth, in which Acworth himself expresses remorse about the incident.
“While this current attention is regrettable, we will continue our endeavors to be positive contributors to the neighborhood and city of San Francisco,” Acworth said. Read More
The Mission district’s fortress of bondage fetish pornography has become well-stitched into the welcoming fabric of San Francisco, but some in the outside world don’t think it’s so acceptable. Read More
A porn company has backed off its opposition to a condominium building the company’s owner said would cast a shadow on his property, but the neighborhood uproar over the project is far from over.Representatives of Arriba Juntos, an organization that serves at-risk youth and minority families, said they will fight plans for an eight-unit condominium building at 49 Julian Ave. in the Mission district. Read More
The owner of the Armory — who uses part of the space to make sex-machine, rope-bondage and erotic-wrestling movie magic — is trying to prevent his neighbor from erecting an eight-unit apartment building he says would compromise the property’s historic integrity. Read More
The mark of gentrification is almost everywhere in San Francisco. But the Mission district’s long-shuttered National Guard Armory-turned-Internet-porn-empire is a special case.
Initially met with angry protest when they turned the historic castle fortress into a hardcore fetish-based adult entertainment studio in 2007, the operators of Kink.com now enjoy a more cordial relationship with the neighborhood. Read More