San Francisco– March 14, 2016– Tishman Speyer’s LUMINA, the new 656 residence luxury condominium community rising at 201 Folsom Street, has signed a lease with Woodlands Market, a leading locally owned Marin County business, to take over the 9,500 square foot retail space on the corner of Main and Folsom Streets. Open seven days a week, the locally recognized grocer will provide organic, natural and sustainable products from local suppliers similar to the focus of its three Marin locations. The full-service market will also offer prepared foods, fresh cut flowers, a coffee bar, fresh in-house juices and fresh bread daily.
“We are so excited to expand into San Francisco,” said Don Santa, Woodlands Market’s Founder/CEO and San Francisco native, “LUMINA is an ideal community for us and we can’t think of a better location for our family to reconnect with our roots.” Owned and operated by the Santa Family, the Woodlands Market commitment to opening a San Francisco store in LUMINA symbolizes a return to the family’s heritage. In 1910, shortly after the Santa family’s ancestors arrived in San Francisco from Italy, they opened the Hyde Street Market that served the Nob Hill neighborhood for 63 years.
“My family moved to Marin in the 1960s and closed the Hyde Street Market in the 1970s,” said Don Santa. “We started Woodlands Market in 1986 and I am proud that we have been open for business every day since we began operating. We are a locally owned independent store that strives to remain at the forefront of what’s healthy, new and exciting in the industry while providing excellent customer service and care for our environment through sustainable practices.”
Woodlands Market will provide a great convenience to the neighborhood. “A regionally recognized, industry award winning, high-quality grocer will be an excellent amenity for residents moving into the community as well as those already living in the vicinity,” said Carl Shannon, Tishman Speyer’s Senior Managing Director for Northern California. “Anyone who has ever stepped foot in a Woodlands Market will understand that this is a great thing for the SoMa neighborhood.”
LUMINA has received unprecedented interest since sales began in late September 2014, with more than 400 residences sold to date. To schedule a personal tour of the LUMINA Sales Gallery, please call 415-495-3600 or visit LUMINASF.COM.
About Woodlands Market
Since it opened in 1986, Woodlands Market has been successfully operating as a local, family-owned, independent grocery store continuously. The company is progressive and innovative, constantly striving to offer only the finest products for its customers and positive work environment for its staff and vendors. The Santa family is committed to sustainable business practices and employs reduce, reuse and recycle policies throughout its stores. In 2005, Woodlands installed solar panels and became an early adopter in commercial energy awareness and conservation. The company’s commitment to composting its trash helped set another industry standard in a store that produces most of the food it serves on site. Woodlands Market has been recognized locally and nationally for being an industry innovator by focusing on organic, natural and sustainable products, sourcing local suppliers, and maintaining a steadfast commitment to its surrounding communities.
LUMINA represents the best of high-rise luxury living. Located at Main and Folsom Streets, where SoMa meets the Embarcadero, LUMINA offers 656 modern residences with dramatic city and bay views and world-class amenities, including a bi-level club lounge with private dining room and chef’s demonstration kitchen, indoor screening room with theater-style seating and business center. The Jay Wright-designed state-of-the-art fitness center includes a climbing wall and two private exercise studios, spa facilities with a private treatment room, and a 70-foot lap pool. There is also an outdoor landscaped rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities, fire pits, outdoor screening facilities and more. For more information, please visit LUMINASF.COM, or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.
About Tishman Speyer
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in key global markets for industry-leading tenants. The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio approximately 140.1 million square feet with a total value of approximately US$76.1 billion spread over 276 investments involving 380 properties. Signature assets include New York City’s Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai and OpernTurm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Atlanta, Boston, Brasília, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Suzhou and Washington, DC.