Unless, of course, the shopping mall in question is not really a shopping mall, but instead exists to feed you pizza, clothe you in a custom blazer and send you on your way with a bottle of pinot...
Introducing The Yellow Building, a colorful one-stop emporium bringing together Piccino Café and Restaurant, DIG wine shop and MAC mercantile store, opening Wednesday in the Dogpatch.
While this place is actually part of an old barn dating back to 1859, with woodsy floors and paneling, you’ll mostly feel like you’re walking through a breezy modern loft. And even though the flow from one spot to the next is easy, each locale is its own entity.
So at minimum, this patch at 22nd can be your Blue Bottle–appointed spot where you can quickly grab an espresso on the go, buy a bottle of Barolo for later or sit down for cracker-crusted salsiccia pizza.
But if you head around the corner to the entrance on Minnesota (or look past Piccino’s kitchen), you’ll discover the more rugged outpost of MAC from Hayes Valley. In addition to being your outfitter for jackets and button-downs from Engineered Garments and Woolrich, as well as a made-to-measure atelier, it’s also good for last-minute gifts like Heath Ceramics vases or spices from Boulette’s Larder.
Something to keep in mind for Mother’s Day 2012.