Racked.com reports that “the Out of the Closet thrift store at the corner of Church and Duboce in San Francisco is heading to that big rummage sale in the sky.”
The retail location, operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), will be vacating the Duboce Triangle space at the end of October, Hoodline reports. AHF wants to relocate its pharmacy and medical services from the soon-to-vacant store to two separate locations in the Castro — with the pharmacy component planned for 18th Street and the health care clinic set to face Castro — but the organization is currently dealing with formula retail obstacles.
There, the organization will possibly span two locations, with the pharmacy component planned for 18th Street and the health care clinic set to face Castro. As we reported in August, AHF may face some formula retail zoning constraints related to those endeavors, as it currently operates 22 Out of the Closet locations throughout the United States.
Bare shelves at the Church Street store’s pharmacy:
Kenslea said that the relocation will be more convenient for the organization’s 257 patients, many of whom live in the Castro. But another factor for the move may have been a recent legal dispute between AHF and its Church Street landlord, Maitri.
As TRPWL reported in January, Maitri filed a lawsuit last year against AHF, claiming the organization had failed to pay its monthly rent of $25,185 on the space at 100 Church Street.
The case was scheduled to go to a jury trial this week, but the parties reached a last-minute settlement.