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The SF Box is an elegantly cool and historic private meeting and event space. Located in hip and trendy SOMA and close proximity to Moscone Center, SF Museum Of Modern Art, The Hilton, Oracle Park, the delicious Californios, Birdsong, Rintaro, and the famous Deli Board.

1069 Howard St building was built in 1926. The building was built to withstand all the elements of time as it is constructed of soild concrete. It is still in excellent condition with many upgrades. This is a very rare, once in a lifetime opportunity!

Currently owner operated the Box offers corporate meeting and off-site meeting spaces, classes/workshops, and houses the largest antiquarian paper and advertising store in the United States within our letterpress shop on the ground floor! There are five unique spaces available for renting in this unique event venue. 

The building consists of 13,558 square feet and each floor is dedicated to different uses. The ground floor is the Historic Letterpress Trade Shop that offers over 15 million items for purchase dating back as far as 1838. The trade shop is replicated after a 1850s print press building and has beautiful period detail and original print press antique pieces. The bathrooms are even remodeled to reflect the period detail! The 2nd floor has beautiful interior windows that over look the antique shop and functions as a multiple small event space with 3 beautiful and private meeting rooms. The 3rd floor is the the event room that is surrounded by widows and decorated with fantastic period detail. It houses a 335 year old Chinese Gate constructed of old Chiese gate doors. It seats up to 32 people. This space is used to host workshops, weddings, promotions, corporate events and everything in between! Both the 2nd and 3rd floors have full production capabilities including AV and catering! And finally the lower basement level has a beautiful hidden speakeasy and sipping room designed with solid antique oak, all original antique decor, and beautiful Travertine floors. This lower level has a sound proof music room and a blast vault. It is completly damp and mold free. Lots of storage!

The building is located in a Mixed Use-General (MUG) and is largely populated of low scale Product Distribution Repair (PDR) that is mixed with housing and smal scale retail. So many possibilities for this amazing opportunity! Located at 1069-1073 Howard Street(Between 6th and 7th) in the South of Market area of San Francisco, just two blocks from Moscone Convention Center and Civic Center BART station. The Box SF is a former 'William Randolph Hearst Printing Plant' and one of San Francisco’s premier event spaces. In 2018 it was expanded, transformed, and restored to accommodate a wealth of printed history and, including: books, packaging, antiques, posters, and a wide variety of original antique printed pieces and products. 


  • Hardwoood floors throughout
  • Full size dock height roll up door
  • Heavy Cat-5 wiring
  • 2nd floor full kitchen
  • 3rd  floor catering kitchen
  • Bottom floor antique oak speak easy
  • Blast vault room
  • Sound proof music room
  • Freight elevator service for all floors
  • Five fully updated bathrooms
  • Event coordinator sleeping quarters for overnight events
  • Large plate glass window on ground floor for retail uses
  • Poured in place concrete foundation
  • 600 amp 3 phase power
  • Dry damp free basement with plenty of storage
  • Entire building is constructed of concrete

The ideas you could bring to life in this unique building opportunity. Retail, winieries, tastings, events, promotions, entertianment, and so much more!! A creative vision could make this one of San Francisco's finest establishments. Keep the same concept or add your own. Possibilities are endless!! Additionally, a feasability report is also attched for development opportuinies.

This property is one for the books. Dont miss out on the fantastic possibility to own this building. Additionally, both businesses currently operating out of the SF Box are also avalable for purchase. Make 1069 Howard yours today!

Development Potential

This property has a development potential of 26972 sqft!

Existing Building Area - 11250 sqft

Existing units - 0

Existing levels - 3

Existing adu(s) - 0

New Building Area - 26972 sqft (+ ~15,722 sqft)

New units - 0

New levels - 8

New adu(s) - 0

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Light industry once ruled this quiet backwater district; printing presses, welders, motorcycle repair, with a few dance spots thrown in for good measure. That is until city planners laid out a future more akin to New Your City's SOHO, where galleries and artist lofts might dominate the picture. That vision didn't quite materialize, though big changes remained just over the horizon for this centrally located enclave.

San Francisco had its dot-com explosion in the 90's and suddenly it was hip to live and work in SOMA. 3rd street saw the introduction of a major SF MOMA location, followed by Yerba Buena, and the Jewish Museum. Things very quickly shifted as multimillionaire tech-heads began populating the office spaces and lunchtime eateries, shifting the neighborhood's economic fortunes forever.

Once unremarkable warehouses were transformed into offices that boasted the latest Internet connectivity. Old printing factories now became the city's hottest luxury lofts. Folks began taking note of the Victorian cottages nestled in the modest alleys between the broad thoroughfares. This period also saw the rebirth of the Ferry Building at the end of Market. This classic historic structure morphed quickly into an exceptional food emporium and farmer market location without rival. SOMA remains today an urban district where dreams are made, in a comfortable setting unlike any other. And all within biking or walking distance.