Equator to open San Francisco location

Posted on: 03-Jul-2014

Equator Coffees & Teas Sign Their First San Francisco Lease In Historic Mid Market Warfield Building


San Rafael, CA (May 26, 2014) – Equator Coffees & Teas has signed a lease on their first San Francisco retail location at 986 Market Street (between 5th and 6th streets) in the historic Warfield Building.

 

Built in 1922, the Lowes Warfield, as it was once called, was used as a vaudeville and movie palace, famed for its ornate interior and roster of iconic performing artists—from Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplan, and Rin Tin Tin to The Clash, Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead. Firmly rooted in San Francisco's colorful past, and now at the very heart of the city's most quickly evolving sector, this is the perfect location for Equator's San Francisco urban debut.

 

The opening, slated for the Fall of 2014, will mark Equator's third retail location, after the first two in Mill Valley— Proof Lab Surf Shop and the upcoming 2 Miller Avenue, in downtown Mill Valley.

 

The San Francisco Equator store will be designed by Boor Bridges Architecture, an award-winning firm that will blend a sleek and modern look with the building's rich history, integrating state-of-the-art brewing technology and outdoor seating.

 

About Equator Coffees & Teas

San Rafael, CA-based Equator Coffees & Teas is a coffee roaster, tea purveyor and coffee farm owner offering distinctive boutique coffees and rare teas to fine restaurants, hotels, bakeries and retailers. In 2013 Equator opened their first retail café, Proof Lab Surf Spot with a second Mill Valley location slated for Fall 2014. A women-owned green business, Equator works tirelessly to empower every link of the supply chain, from growers and their communities around the globe, to the natural environment, through to coffee-lovers who savor taste and integrity in their Organic, Fair Trade Certified coffees.