Pair of buildings that host beloved deli, seven housing units, readying for sale.
“It’s very important that the marketing photos make the units look good,” tenants told in letter.
The building on the corner of 22nd and Valencia Streets that houses Lucca Ravioli Co., the last commercial outpost of the Feno family, which has done business in San Francisco for nearly 100 years, appears to be readying for sale.
No, not the parking lot next door that already sold for around $3 million in October — the actual building where the ravioli magic has happened since 1925.
That’s not all: The six-unit apartment building next door at 1102-1106 Valencia, which the Feno family also owns, is apparently up for sale, too.
Residential tenants of both buildings received a letter in mid-December stating that representatives of the commercial real-estate firm NAI Northern California — along with Lucca’s owner, Michael Feno — would walk through their apartments for inspections and photos. Their places, the letter said, must be “clean without personal belongings strewn about.”
“These are marketing photos,” the letter reads. “It’s very important that the marketing photos make the units look good.”
The letter adds: “To help incentivize the tenants, we would like to offer those that do a gift-card.”
Of course, this raises questions over whether these tenants will be shooed out of their places to raise the value of the buildings. Tenants, who declined to be interviewed for this piece, are discussing their options.
A Lucca employee confirmed that the deli will close in spring 2019.