Step Inside Bi-Rite Divisadero, Opening Wednesday
It is official: Divisadero’s Valencia-fi-cation is complete.

Get excited, Western Addition! Bi-Rite Divisadero is swinging open its doors at 4 p.m. today for a four-hour soft-opening shopping event (they did one from 4 to 8 p.m. yesterday as well, leading to an immediate line outside), and they will be fully open for business Wednesday, March 13, after some final touches tomorrow. Owner Sam Mogannam was hustling about this morning, and the store is in fully stocked shape with the exception of an empty ice cream counter. Behold, our first-look photos, including a more diverse and easier-to-peruse case full of grab-and-go dinners.

Also new here is a cheese counter with cheeses that can be cut to order, and somewhat bigger refrigerator and freezer cases, allowing for things like a whole case devoted to house-made stocks.

The second store for the company, on the rapidly gentrifying Divisadero corridor, has been three years in the making. It is only about 500 square feet bigger than the original store on 18th Street, however it feels quite a bit bigger due to a wider layout.

Be advised they will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, but will open for regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., starting Wednesday. There is the possibility that those hours might extend in the future.

Bi-Rite Divisadero - 550 Divisadero at Hayes (next door to Nopa) - Opening Wednesday. Daily hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Softly open March 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Earlier: Bi-Rite Divisadero Opening Within Weeks
Behold: Bi-Rite Divisadero, as Proposed and Rendered
Bi-Rite Is Making Bank On All That Fancy Cheese, Wine, and Organic Produce

Just like at the 18th Street flagship, produce is at the front, along with liquor behind the checkout counter.
Also up front, on the right hand side of the store by the entrance, is the ice cream counter, at which we expect lines just as baffling (particularly in frigid weather) as those at Bi-Rite Creamery on 18th.
There’s more room to display and serve cheese in the new store, so now you can get pieces cut to order in addition to choosing from a pre-cut and packaged selection.
All the usual suspects are present in the coffee section, including Blue Bottle, Sightglass, Four Barrel, and Stumptown.
There’s also a bit more room for displaying Bi-Rite’s in-house Public label of sauces, pickles, and other stuff.
The Divisadero branch also features a whole freezer section of house-made stocks.
It’s also a bit easier here to peruse the grab-and-go meals, via a cooler that’s below waist level.
Step Inside Bi-Rite Divisadero, Opening Wednesday