March 25, 2018

New Market Opening This Spring: Douglas on Sanchez

Update (3/29/18): We heard from Maggie Spicer that the maket will simply be called Douglas and that she is part of the team with Michael Molesky and his father Jim. Maggie describes her role as "a 'guest experience' designer and brand strategist as well as a clean eating enthusiast and editor for Ambrosia & Drift magazines, and a contributor to EdibleSF."

A happy surprise for those who miss the market at 1598 Sanchez St. at 29th St. (formerly Bom Dia, and before that St. Paul's Market): Mike Molesky posted on Instagram today that he and his father Jim and designer Maggie Spicer are opening a corner store and market in the space. Called Douglas on Sanchez, the website promises “delicious things are afoot” and that the space will serve caffeine, breakfast, delicious lunch, wine and “all the ingredients to cook the perfect roast chicken.” Opening date TBD sometime this Spring.

According to their various online bios, Michael is a nomvivant and the creator of Placemarker, an app that turns your photos into a travel guide for friends as well as the former COO of video ad platform LiveRail which was acquired by Facebook for $400-$500 million; Maggie is a guest experience designer, interior designer and brand strategist as well as a clean eating enthusiast and contributor to EdibleSF. Both Mark and Maggie divide their time between San Francisco and Copenhagen, which sounds like a good mix for an interestingly curated corner market. A quick fly-by today shows there's already activity underway to ready the space for opening.


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Anonymous said...

The question is: Why name it Douglas...?