San Francisco’s Pier 70 is an emerging arts and culture center in the Dogpatch, transformed from a collection of old WWII shipbuilding sites. RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) is the latest retail giant to establish its presence, having taken over all 5 stories of the historic and newly renovated Bethlehem Steel Building. It includes a beautiful atrium restaurant, several rooftops with firepits, and countless showrooms displaying the industry’s most luxurious and upscale home furnishings.
RH’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Friedman, hosted a lavish grand unveiling back in March which was the place to be for celebrities including Jessica Alba, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, and Alexandra Daddario. As of May 12, the gorgeous gallery is now open for the public to see.
The 80,000-square-foot building features bright and spacious galleries, a rooftop garden, and the Palm Court Restaurant, which sparkles beneath a large skylight and several palm trees. Galleries showcase a variety of RH collections, including RH Contemporary, RH Interiors, RH Modern and RH Outdoor.
RH purchased the Classical Revival-style Bethlehem Steel Building in 2016, which has not been in use since 1992. The building underwent extensive renovations in preparation for its newest debut and care was taken to retain its cultural significance in San Francisco – for example, The Palm Court Restaurant’s styling is meant to pay homage to the city’s Gilded Age.
Pier 70 is a giant 28-acre neighborhood in the works along the waterfront next to the Dogpatch, and we’re starting to see some impressive new changes. In fact, the historic Building 12 completed its renovation in December and is already hosting exhibitions. On the rest of the site, plans are underway to add more residential units, office space, retail and arts space, and new waterfront parks.
One thing’s for sure – RH’s newest San Francisco gallery has emerged as the Bay’s most stylish new escape, helping to cement Pier 70’s role in San Francisco arts and culture. You can find it at the Bethlehem Steel Building on the corner of Illinois and 20th Street in the Dogpatch.
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