Pop-Up Store Qualifies for Historic Preservation Protection

Bluto's Artisanal Olives has only been open for three weeks, but historic preservation officials in San Francisco have rallied to include it in the city's official list of historic places.

Originally intended to have a one-month stay in a low-rent storefront, the olive shop has been granted historic status in the city, qualifying it for various protections under city law.

"The store has been a neighborhood staple ever since it opened three weeks ago," said Janice Martinez, chair of the city's historic preservation commission. "I can't imagine what things would be like if it weren't there. Protecting this store is the equivalent of protecting the city's heritage."

Sitting at a desk in the store, proprietor Damon "Bluto" Bradford says the protection is deserved.

"I feel it really validates the impact we've had on the neighborhood," Bradford said. "Now if only we could sell some of these olives."

Full Story: Pop-Up Store Qualifies for Historic Preservation Protection

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $50.
$369 includes free shipping!
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00