Even before Twitter descended on Market Street in San Francisco’s once downtrodden Mid-Market district, there was Huckleberry Bicycles, a retail and repair shop and de facto community space that came to the area in 2010. Now David Baker Architects, which worked on the original store, has added a 1,150-square-foot addition.
The design, located in a building that once housed a series of movie theaters, uses copious salvaged materials. Baker preserved the historic terrazzo lobby floor and sections of the original oak floor. Other saved elements include old storage shelving, rolling ladders, and bike racks.
The firm also custom designed all merchandise racks, display items, and fixtures. Murals by local artist Brian Barneclo enliven the space, and signage by Roving Studio adds a retro touch.
The store’s rough-around-the-edges interior exudes a do-it-yourself charm that makes Huckleberry’s customers—whether they’re dropping in for a tune-up or purchasing a new helmet—feel right at home.