What do these three things have in common? The grand opening of Pearl’s Deluxe Hamburgers! Yesterday, we visited the grand opening ceremony across the street from our office at Sixth and Market Streets in San Francisco. Mayor Ed Lee, a huge proponent of revitalizing the Central Market area, came out for the affair and announced a new public safety initiative as part of the grand plan to breath new life into this oft-troubled strip.
The neighborhood was out in full force, as were Police Chief Greg Suhr, Supervisors Jane Kim and David Chiu, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) Interim Director Tiffany Bohee who joined our very own Mikkel Svane for a burger and fries. Mikkel, cofounder and CEO of Zendesk, is considering adding CHO (chief hamburger obliterator) to his title after yesterday’s event. He may be Danish, but his hamburger-eating prowess is very American.
We’re extremely proud to be a part of the rebuilding effort and have already become regulars at Pearl’s in just two short weeks. It’s great to add another option to the growing list of office favorites: Show Dogs, Taqueria Cancun, Miss Saigon and more. After Pearl’s, we recommend heading straight to Blue Bottle Coffee to stave off the otherwise inevitable food coma. (There are rumors of an underground tunnel and/or ski lift to expedite the process. We’ll keep you posted.)
Perhaps even more exciting is the new Police substation just around the corner from our office. Safety has long been a concern in this part of town, and the administration is easing our minds with more frequent foot patrols and community ambassadors who will assist tourists and report nefarious activity. The area in front of our office has been good thus far, and we hope to see it spread to surrounding areas.
All in all, it was a great event, and we look forward to more like it. Thanks to Pearl’s for joining the neighborhood; we look forward to sampling everything your menu has to offer!
(Above photos: ribbon cutting, Ed Lee and Mikkel, Greg Suhr and Mikkel)