Warfield’s ‘New Tenant’
So said new owner David Addington of Fair Market Properties in an interview with the San Francisco Business Times. Addington recently purchased nearby property on Market Street that he plans to redevelop into about 600 mini-condos. This second purchase includes the theatre and an office building that is run down and in one of the worst neighborhoods of the city.
Addington told the paper he didn’t know what he was planning to do with the Examiner building. But according to the writer he spoke to, Addington is planning to keep the Warfield a live music venue.
So, who will be the “unnamed tenant” to assume the lease in about two years? The usual suspects include
But then there’s
The Examiner building? Anschutz? AEG Live? One source told Pollstar to follow that trail to come up with the answer on the future of the Warfield. There was no comment from AEG at press time, basically because the head honchos were out of the office due to the massive Coachella festival in SoCal. BGP President Lee Smith was traveling at press time and also could not be reached for comment.
As it stands, The Warfield has its plate full. In May, the venue hosts