StoreFrontLab , 2012 in Review, Adaptive Re-Use, Community
San Francisco, California

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The store front at 337 Shotwell, home of

Store Front Lab is part of the Shotwell Compound

StoreFrontLab is a year-long exploration of storefronts as places of community, creativity and local industry. Located at 337 Shotwell Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, and funded by the Micro Mission 888 Foundation, StoreFrontLab invites proposals for experiments lasting from one day to one month.


We don’t mean to be vague, but just as a storefront can serve many purposes — from an accountant’s office to a cafe, and from a neighborhood grocery to an atelier — we’re imagining an eclectic mix of proposals. Here are a few examples to get the ideas flowing:

An installation, activity or event that capitalizes on the storefront’s lens-like quality. An apothecary specializing in potions for peace and love. A temporary workshop with an endgame in mind Exhibits, lectures, readings, performances, pop-up stores and anything else that builds community and positive thinking.

For more information please visit the web site.

PDF Icon2012-09-13 Storefrontlab Poster 11x17

A good, old fashioned poster to share

Sometimes there is nothing like a poster for getting the word out. Please lend your support by printing and posting our calendar of events.

PDF IconStorefront Lab 2012

Click the link above for an 11" x 17" PDF dimensioned plan of the space.

Image of the PDF file posted for download.