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>> welcome to a refill week. welcome to everyone joining us at chase centre and in b.c. sports bay area, we are on t.v. today, so thank you very much. we are from one '07 seven the bone. thank you. paul and i have been radio partners in the bay area for over 30 years and over those 30 years, we have had the opportunity to make a living by
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playing and listening to some of the greatest artists of all time that is what brings us to state the -- to the stage day for the press conference. the act, the chase centre and the warriors will be announcing has been a big part of the bone for many, many years. and we are set to announce today the first event ever to be held at chase centre, the wire stretch out new home right here in san francisco. -- the warriors new home in san francisco. >> not only will it be home to the six time nba champion, the golden state warriors, but it will be a local destination for some of the best acts and events in the world, and it will play host to over 200 events a year, and with activation throughout the district every single day. it will be a great centre and we
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will have a great time with this venue. for the first time ever, san francisco will have the opportunity to have the best talent to come and play right here in the city. >> the first person we would like to bring to the podium is the man who has a vision of building a first-class world-class entertainment and sports venue and san francisco. when he first bought the team after 2010. in 2014 they bought the property and it is the first the first privately financed, privately owned project stadium or arena to be built on privately owned land and in the country. the first time that will be done in the modern sports arena. as we mentioned, joe has always had an incredible vision for the
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city of san francisco and the golden state warriors, and even before purchasing this land, it was a joe who wanted to make sure if venue of this stature was built right here in the city >> by the way, today's announcement is another step in making that dream a reality, also, i do want to add on a personal note, he is a great guy and pretty cool. he told us that we are one of his favourite f.m. shows and he has been in the studio with several times over the past 30 years, and the first time we met him was when he first bought the team. he gave me a pair of tickets to the game, and he called that in as a favour to the m.c. of the event. this guy is shrewd. let's welcome joe way come. [applause] >> you said it all, i don't know what else i can say. i might as well throw these away thank you, everybody, welcome to chase centre.
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what i like about this is this is a practice because it is not ready for five months, you get to see most of it here today and it feels really good to see this much here today to say welcome to chase centre. i want to keep practising that line. we started this process when we bought the team and it has been seven years of looking at arenas across the country. we had another site in san francisco originally selected. we met a little opposition, and we decided to pivot, and we bought this land in mission bay. i think it was one of the greatest strokes of luck that we ever had this site is so fantastic, i thank you will all agree. it is amazing sight. you see the skyline, it is tremendous. i will tell you all so that we have done pretty well on the basketball side of things. we built a pretty good team.
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that has been a lot of hard work but this, i can assure you, was, and is much harder, maybe, peter guber and i like to talk about it along with rick and the rest of the staff, maybe the hardest thing that we have individually and collectively ever done. it is an amazing thing the fact that we have this thing ready to go today, and we will have a state-of-the-art complex for the first time, as you guys said in san francisco, in it maybe ever, of over 12,000 seats, a major sports entertainment venue which is really quite an accomplishment and something that will be a legacy for everyone in the city for decades to come. and a represents a transition for us as an organization. we are not just a sports team. we say that a little bit a mock because we are a pretty good sports team. we are not just a sports team anymore. all of us have realized for
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years, i realized today and all the work that we have spent, we are an entertainment organization. we want to be just as good at that as we have been at the sports side of things. we want to deliver world-class ask for all right here at this venue for decades to come. [applause] it is not just inside this arena but outside the sabrina. we intend to have events there day and night, all kinds of events. i am looking for three and three basketball, i don't know about you guys, i might even play, and then, of course, on the park, there will be a lot of grass there, the mayor tells me, but it will be there, and that park will be a beautiful five and a half acre park next to the arena on the water and we will have a lot of activities there as well. the activation of this site will low people away when it is
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finally said and done. here we are, 172 days. we are counting them down, are we not? 172 days away from our opening event at chase centre. we were are announcing what that is today and we will have announcements the rest of this week. we will have announcements in the succeeding weeks and months and we will have quite a scheduled to go. i want to close by doing something i need to do which is to think rick wells, he told me not to do this. [laughter]. [applause]. >> i'm sorry, i have to do this. he has put in an unbelievable amount of time. i don't even know, hundreds, thousands of meetings around the city and given his heart and soul to getting this arena built that is hard because he is running a business over in oakland. i also want to thank my partner who is not here today, but really is inspiration for everything we are doing here. he has tremendous entertainment genes, i want to thank him, but
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most of all, i want to thank some of the people in this audience who have worked tirelessly for five years on this project. it is an immense amount of work when you're running a business and running a basketball team. by the way, you are not getting paid anymore -- maybe a little more, you are running this, building this, this edifice, this whole building and everything that goes along with it, so i want to thank everyone for all their great efforts for what they put into this. thank you. with that, we will move on as you all know, a project of this stature, in order to get it done right, it takes a lot of hard work. a lot of planning and it starts at city hall. that's why i would like to introduce our 45th the mayor. she is a native of san francisco , a true san francisco mayor. a proud graduate of galileo high
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school. she got her masters degree at the university of san francisco. mayor london breach. [cheers and applause]. >> hello, everyone. i don't know about you, but i cannot wait until the chase center is open. this is an incredible opportunity for our city, not just because the championship warriors are going to be playing here, but because for the first time in a long time, we have a top entertainment destination in the city and county of san francisco. [applause] as we prepare for a fall opening , i want to be clear, we are working tirelessly with a number of city departments, as you know, rick, to make sure that we don't have a nightmare in the neighborhood when people are trying to get here for the concert, when they're trying to get here for the game, we are going to be ready and prepared
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with all of our city departments to make sure that your visitor experience to the chase center is one that will make you happy and you can be proud of. yes, it will take a lot of work, but we are committed to making sure that the chase center is successful in our city. i also want to take this time to acknowledge how much of the warriors are committed to the city and county of san francisco they didn't just set up to build the world-class chase center. they focused on becoming a part of the community. whether it is participating in our city build program and making sure that local residents have access to work at the chase center. it is making sure that small businesses and restaurants and vendors in the new chase center, it is an absolutely amazing partnership, one that i am so proud of. one that i know people will continue once the chase center is open. i'm committed to continuing an incredible working relationship with this incredible team, and we will have a good time here in
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san francisco. i also have one complaint. when rick wells came to me with his black hair, at one point, i said okay, rick, i will support this project when i was on the board of supervisors, but i have one request. beyoncé has to do the opening concert he will be announcing the first concert, and needless to say, unfortunately, it will not be beyoncé, but i have a commitment that eventually she will be here, and i want to make sure i am front and center here is the good news. we have an incredible local talented artist that will be headlining at the chase center. rick will make that announcement , but i have to tell you, they are just as good as beyoncé, but don't tell beyonce i said that because i still love
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her, thank you all so much for being here today. i am so excited about what this is going to do to make san francisco. it is already a world-class city , it is an incredible city, but this is really going to take us over the top. we are going to be a championship winning city once the warrior start bringing those rings right here to san francisco. thank you all so much and have a wonderful day. >> thank you, mayor, by the way, i want to say, i didn't realize there be so many t.v. cameras today. if i had known that, i would've started my diet four months ago. the only thing that this next gentleman has not done during his career, and it has been over 50 years in the nba, his book an opening act at the new sports and entertainment arena, but now he has done that. let's introduce the man who has done everything in his hall of fame career, the warrior
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president and chief operating officer, rick wells. [applause] >> what a day. every time we schedule an event around this arena, we get a day like this. mayor breed, thank you for being here today. i knew we would take a shot at beyoncé, but at least you didn't mention your favorite nba player , lebron james. [laughter] all right? >> but we do feel -- thank you for that focus. you have taken it upon yourself to make sure every city department is laser focused on successful opening for chase center, thank you for being here today, but thank you for what you were doing every day. we can't have an event that even addresses chase center without also remembering the late mayor, deadly. seven years ago, we were standing out on the 3032,
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accepting merely's invitation to bring the warriors back to san francisco. merely will not be with us when we cut that ribbon, but without his inspiration, without his guidance, we wouldn't be sitting here today. thank you, merely -- mayor lee. [applause] i have to give a shout out to the warriors ownership. we have some other of our ownership groups here today. there's only one word for them, it is fearless. who in the world would be crazy enough to build a world-class sports entertainment arena, privately financed, in the city of san francisco? right, nobody would do that you will not meet peter today, we got a test over the weekend with peter standing in front of the taj mahal at sunrise. i think right about now, he is approaching base camp at mount everest, so basically, it is a typical monday morning for peter guber.
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i want to welcome our naming rights partner. the building behind us will be known as the chase center for least the next 20 years, in your partnership is extraordinary. i want to also welcome our founding partners as well as our -- as our other partners who have made unbelievable contributions to make to -- to make today possible. a special shout out to the 1400 men and women who come to work here every day to build with their two hands. chase center under the direction of morgan and clark. it is one of the most inspiring projects to go and talk to the workers who come to work here every day who have such pride and what they have doing here. from live nation, baba real, jody goodman, and matt pretop.
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and i would like to thank greg and cherrie for being here, part of another plan of entertainment they will be bringing amazing events to chase center. joe talked about the process. san francisco equals process, i think they are synonymous. so there are a couple of whites we can approach it, and the direction from joe and peter was we would embrace this process, and here we are today, six months from opening chase center , and i can tell you, there are way too many people to think. thousands of people, virtually everyone in city government has touched this project, private citizens who participated in community meetings. it has been an unbelievable outpouring of help for us, a few criticisms as well. i think as is the case usually in san francisco, the result is a better project, and one we will be incredibly proud to open their three, in particular, i do
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need to think, first is a ucsf, our neighbor across the street. ucsf and the chancellor have been great partners and helped guide us through this process. the mission bay citizens advisory committee, our chair, they have been with us every step of the way from the very first public meeting until today and oci i, our executive director is here with us today. i think all of you may have spent more time with us than your family over the last four years, but we thank you for everything you continue to do. here we are. it is the first day of revealed week, and reveal week is going to give it just a peek at the types of acts that will be gracing chase center and our first year of operations. today's announcement must -- it is just the beginning. he was the much, much more. it will be a weekly event. beyoncé may not have made the first week, but i am guessing sometime.
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, in the next year, she will be making her appearance here today we're here to answer the question that we have been asked more than any other over the last few months, what will the first concert in chase center be we wanted to do something that would be unique to the bay area, something that would only happen here, and nowhere else in the world. so with that drumroll... [laughter]. >> right on cue. here we go. twenty years ago, there was a historic collaboration between two iconic forces in music. there was an album recorded over two days in berkeley right across the bay in april of 1999. that album went on to win the grammy that year for best rock instrumental performance. we are proud to announce that on friday evening, september 5th,
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2019, the first ever concert at chase center will be metallica and the san francisco symphony. [cheers and applause] they will reunite and perform together with a special appearance by music and music director and conductor celebrating their 20th anniversary of the grammy award-winning album, symphony and metallica, or s. and and for those of you in the know pick metallica is one of the most influential and successful bands , having sold over 125 million albums and played to millions of fans on every continent. for nearly 40 years, the band has had a special relationship with san francisco.
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on march 7th 1999, metallica was inducted into the san francisco hall of fame and willie brown proclaimed that day the official metallica day. it is among to be one of the most artistically innovative, the recipient of 15 grammy awards, the san francisco tiffany presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually, and it -- in its home of davies symphony hall, the bay area, entering nationally and internationally. the san francisco music director has led the orchestra to new heights for the past 24 years and is constantly pushing the boundaries of what a symphony arcus truck and be in the 21st century. now another surprise. with us here today, please welcome to the stage from metallica, and from the san
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francisco symphony these amazing artists. [applause]. [♪] [♪]
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[♪] >> it is way past my bedtime. we have a question and answer period with our performers for that first show. once again, let's hear it from metallica and the assistant -- and the san francisco orchestra. my question is to larsen. i have to ask you, what does it mean to play back in the bay area, and specifically here in san francisco? >> it has been obviously having been based here for 37 years, 36 years, it is great to be back and celebrating this pick the
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last couple of appearances we have done in the greater bay area and we have played at the ballpark down the street. i believe it has been renamed in the last couple of months, that was a couple of that was a couple two and three years ago and the year or two before that we played at the thoughts -- fox theatre in oakland. and what we love about playing at home in san francisco couple of years before that, we played at rasputin's record store in berkeley. and every day we plate someplace different. every appearance has a different flavour appeared to be part of the celebrations is obviously amazing, and the fact that san francisco finally has a world-class arena is an amazing thing, no disrespect to the palace, but where we have played many times back in its heyday, but it is nice they have a
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facility right here in san francisco itself. so the fact that we have been invited by the organization to be part of this opening-night is an amazing thing, and as somebody who has championed san francisco for 35 years, it makes us incredibly proud. >> it is funny you mention the cow palace and you're opening chase center with the san francisco symphony. the last time the warriors played on this side of the bay in a game of any import was actually at the cow palace when they won the world championship in the spring of 75 beating the washington bullets i am a san francisco native so i remember everything that happens in daly city. >> to larson and james, obviously you have done this before, but what is the difference in what is it like, a rock band of your reputation performing with the san
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francisco symphony? >> their snort -- there's more people on stage, that's for sure and there is real musicians on stage. [laughter] and we are a lot more nervous. it adds to the power, it adds to the opportunities for dynamics, for creating moods with the music, bringing people in, walls of sound, all kinds of great opportunities added by having a symphony along with you, along for the ride. it is a beautiful opportunity. we are super proud that there is still cool things like this on the horizon for us and we are still able to explore and have some fun. >> i have a question for michael mike, on the other hand, how does the symphony orchestra come from a band like metallica, how do you prepare for that?
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>> that was two questions. how does it happen to happen? >> how do you come to play there >> i think nat king cole had a big hit in the 1950s which is -- [singing] >> i think it was something like that. >> well, that was fantastic. [applause]. >> it was an unexpected surprise my own experience, i have done quite a lot of big shows from the sydney opera house that has been -- and i worked quite a
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number of places with george martin back in my london days with various bands. it is really about the wall of the sound of this, and it is very much what we hoped in a scarily creative conversation we were just having, the three of us, is to explore some questions of how the many different families of instruments that are in the orchestra, many different sounds and textures and brass, and winds, and percussion, and all of these things can be used and be used as a multilayered dialogue which is what metallica 's music is all about. >> that is a good question too because when you think of the symphony, obviously the beautiful music created by the san francisco symphony, what is your rock collection look like at home? >> i have a lot of selenite, quartz, fluorite, i was really into it when i was a teenager.
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>> i will ask lars and james. what does your symphonic collection look like? >> it is the full circle. >> i have s. and m. >> this will be the first event at chase center. >> yes, the symphony and metallica. [laughter]. >> you are talking about symphony and metallica? >> absolutely. >> b.s. and i am room is something else. >> that's where you warm up. >> i am getting the wrapup signal already. >> we are just getting started. [laughter]. >> i would like to say that what happens to me is joshua calls up and says there is a concert of the symphony. come over, michael is conducting this thing, and i show up, and every time, it is an incredibly enriching experience, and to celebrate the final year of michael's incredible residency in san francisco, 25 years plus, was a kickoff that we are
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finally doing a creative project together, not just with the symphony and with the orchestra, but with michael himself, and what michael was alluding to, we have been standing backstage in the greenroom and throwing ideas at each other. the next six months we have the work cut out for us, but it will be a very special evening, and it will be a very different evening than it was in berkeley in 1999, and so that part is also really exciting. >> i am getting the wrapup sign here, so thank you to lars, james, and mike for being with us today. we look forward to seeing you and other band members, kirk, and robert, we hope to see them here. >> so do we. [laughter]. >> we hope they show up. [laughter] >> here in september we hope. >> thank you to everybody for joining us here today, not only here in person, but also on in b.c. sports bay area and on chase online. stay tuned because all week, it
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is reveal week. this is a simply the first event of a week's worth of revealed by the warriors in chase center. there will be a different reveal every day this week, so please join us for each day to know what will be going on and the initial events here at chase center, and have a great afternoon. thank you for being here. >> a reminder, tune into chase center.com all week. have a great afternoon, everyone thank you for coming out. [applause] [♪]
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>> i am the supervisor of district one. i am sandra lee fewer. [♪] >> i moved to the richmond district in 1950 mine. i was two years old. i moved from chinatown and we were one of the first asian families to move out here. [♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was. it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to
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chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now. it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores. so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪] >> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers. the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through, ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean.
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we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪] >> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families. the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time. is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here. i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres.
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it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco. >> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very
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unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores. and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to shop here, but it was probably a very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as
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it is very affordable. it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood. but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else. >> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years. we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india. we try to keep everything fresh daily. so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab.
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this is something my family really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items. the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped
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me. they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly. i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered. [♪] (clapping.) the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can
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you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning concession that conspiracies us around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of the them are hungry there's many restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation. so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of
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san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is (inaudible) i thank my parents for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand times better than. >> i have a double knees burger with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good. >> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at
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least nationally if not intvrl we have many folks asking our our process and how we select our great operators. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the
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life. >> we definitely try to use as many local grirnts as we can we use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly produce they summarize the local soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that. >> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how
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people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area. >> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great. >> i know people can't believe they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of
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the best places to get it coffee. >> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches. >> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if
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scratch people appreciate our work here. >> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere. >> this is its own the city the airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here
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at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every couple of weeks. >> i'm impressed i might come here on my own without a trip, you know, we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer
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>> everything is done in-house. i think it is done. i have always been passionate about gelato. every single slaver has its own recipe. we have our own -- we move on from there. so you have every time a unique
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experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the
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area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like.
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>> we would also ask that you take any secondary conversations outside. if you would like to speak on an item today, we would request, boot do not require that you complete a blue card. if you like to speak on an item that is not on the agenda but does fall under the jurisdiction of this commission, you may speak under general public comments, that its item four, and i discontinued again on item 12. please address your comments to the commission during public comment on items in order to allow equal time for all. neither the commission our staff will respond to any questions during public comment. the commission may ask questions to staff after public comment is closed. please note there is one item that is off calendar today, and that is item seven.