David Baker Architects

Huckleberry Bicycles


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Image: Mariko Reed

The flagship outpost for Huckleberry Bicycles, this cycling-oriented retail, repair, and community space brightens San Francisco's developing Mid-Market neighborhood.

The busy shop took over the space occupied by Midtown Rag's, a clothing shop that moved just down the street. The building originally housed a series of movie theaters—The Grand, The Egyptian, The Guild, The Centre, The Pussycat—and the historic terrazzo lobby floor and oak theater floor are preserved in the new design. 

The two-phase project began with the initial shop and followed with an expansion, doubling the space.

Image: Mariko Reed

Phase I

The original shop had a small merchandise display area and a mechanics bay at the rear. The long, skinny space was just over 19-feet wide and nearly 100-feet deep.

Image: Mariko Reed

View from the break loft out toward Market Street. Image: Mariko Reed

Phase II

The successful shop underwent an expansion in 2013, adding another 1,150 square feet.

Not a seamless transition: We kept the character of the old space and juxtaposed it with the new. Image: Mariko Reed

The custom front counter bridges the original shop, at right, and the expansion, at left. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

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Artist Brian Barneclo painted murals on the inside curved wall and the roll-down gate.

A cheerful, inviting storefront on Market Street. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

At the rear of the shop is a bright and airy mechanics bay. Image: Mariko Reed

View from the break loft out toward Market Street. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

DBA's flexible merchandise display cubes can be grouped, stacked, and rotated. Image: Mariko Reed

Not a seamless transition: We kept the character of the old space and juxtaposed it with the new. Image: Mariko Reed

The custom front counter bridges the original shop, at right, and the expansion, at left. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

The curving wall features a whimsical cycling mural by Brian Barneclo. Image: Mariko Reed

DBA designed all the merchandise display fixtures. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Look up! Huckleberry is in a beautifully repainted building on Market Street. Image: Mariko Reed

Gate mural by Brian Barneclo. Image: Mariko Reed

Gate mural by Brian Barneclo. Image: Mariko Reed

Opening celebration.

DBA's Huckleberry design team: Brit Epperson, Brett Jones, Kelly Gregory, and David Baker.

Sketch plan.

Materials plan.

Bikes plan.

Early sketch plan.

Fixture study.

Before: The space was once the Guild and the Centre movie theaters. Image: John Rice/Cinema Treasures

The Centre theater made it into the '80s, joined by the Pussycat. Image: John Rice/Cinema Treasures

Before, Midtown Rag's.

In process.

project details

Category

All Projects, DBA_Inside, Retail, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, California

Architect

David Baker Architects

Lighting Designer

PritchardPeck

Mural Artist

Brian Barneclo

Photographer

Mariko Reed

Select Signage

Roving Studio

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project data
Huckleberry Bycles 21204
1073 Market St. 
San Francisco, California
Completed
scope
Interior Architecture
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E)
Art Selection  
program
Retail Store    1861sf