Transbay Transit Center adds 3 new restaurants
It seems like Salesforce Transit Center is trying to become more than a mere pit stop. With the addition of three new food tenants to its retail spaces, the transit center is on its way to becoming a foodie destination.
The businesses snagging spaces were: Feve Chocolates, a luxury confectioner based in San Francisco; Acquolina, a traditional Italian restaurant that will be cooking up homemade pasta right in front of customers' eyes; and Dim Baos, a casual dim-sum spot by executive chefs Kam Chiu Leung and Zhong Sheng Huang. Leung also oversees the popular dumpling house Koi Palace in Daly City.
The three food tenants are to join an assortment of other eateries, including Per Diem (an upscale restaurant serving up California-inspired cuisine), Charleys (a Philly cheesesteak chain), Venga Empanadas, Thai-restaurant Tycoon, and a bar from Eddie Rickenbacker's.
Coffee shops are also in the works (Foundation Café and Philz Coffee). Starbucks and Andytown Roasters are already in business at the park. Non-food retailers, like Fitness SF, Kaiser Permanente, and Onsite Dental, are also set to open.
In a video from 2017, the Transbay Joint Power Authority revealed its proposed design for the complex, which involves a mix of table service restaurants, a cocktail lounge, and quick service food joints on the ground floor and a food hall or farmer's market on the second floor.
There are 16 more spots available for lease.
With bus services finally returning to the transit center, you can now journey down — but you'll have to wait for the full foodie experience. The next store set to open, Philz Coffee, won't open until fall 2019.
Nikki Tran is an SFGATE intern. Email: [email protected]