This morning we learned of the Golden State Warriors’ (that’s basketball, in case anyone was confused) plans to move back across the Bay from Oakland in the later part of the decade, and they’ll be moving to a new, major arena planned for Piers 30 to 32 on the S.F. waterfront. Now, this Port property has been in flux for a while, with the announcement a year ago that there were plans for a big seawall development on what is now a couple of crumbling piers with a parking lot. The $500 million arena plan includes the basketball stadium, which will also be used for concerts and conventions, includes 100,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space to be divvied up. And as the Scoop gets word today, the historic little burger shack Red’s Java House, which sits on Pier 30, is not threatened and will remain.
Owner Shawn Paton says he’ll be sitting with the Warriors’ brass at the groundbreaking today, and that he’s thrilled with the plan. “It’s the most wonderful thing that could happen.”
The arena is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2017-18 season.
Warriors to build new arena, move back to S.F. [Chron]
Red’s Java House on the Warriors’ new San Francisco arena: ‘The most wonderful thing that could happen’ [Scoop]
Earlier: Red’s Java House Eventually, Probably, Endangered