Saturday, February 07, 2015
Red Door Coffee Opening with Brian Barneclo
The four corners at the intersection of First and Howard Streets in downtown San Francisco each have their own coffee shops after the opening of Red Door Coffee in a new location on Friday.
There is a Specialty's Bakery outlet on one corner, a Noah's Bagel on another, and a Peet's Coffee and Tea across the street, but they are all corporate chains, and it doesn't say "Four Barrel Coffee, WiFi and hip cafe digs" on a Google Map as it does for Red Door Coffee..
During the Pineapple Express downpour on Friday afternoon, they held a lively opening party with free coffee, beer and wine, food, and live music.
I was invited to the event by my favorite artist in San Francisco, Brian Barneclo above, who had been commissioned to paint a mural for the kitchen.
In comparison with some of Barneclo's monumental murals around town, such as System near the 4th & King caltrain station or his Food Chain mural in the Mission, the Red Coffee piece is a relative miniature.