SF’s New Porsche Dealership Vandalized Days Earlier than Opening

A new Porsche dealership, which has already been vandalized, is slated to open in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco on Monday.

On Thursday afternoon, The Standard witnessed graffiti scrawled across the store’s large windows while a window washer cleaned them. Other employees in formal wear worked in the store.

Porsche confirmed the dealership at 500 Eighth St. at the corner of Bryant Street will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A service and spare parts department, which is only open on weekdays, is open from 7:30 a.m

The windows of the new Porsche dealership were destroyed on Thursday. The Eighth and Bryant Street location is not yet open. | Joe Burn/The StandardThe windows of the not yet open Porsche dealership in SoMa were shattered on Thursday. | Joe Burn/The Standard

A Mercedes Benz SmartCenter used to be on the site, according to a Google Maps listing and a sign above the store when The Standard was there on Thursday.

“Our dealership is where passion and exclusivity come together to offer all of our customers a truly unique experience,” said a Porsche spokesman.

The Porsche dealership on Eighth and Bryant Street is partially furnished but not yet open. | Joe Burn/The StandardWorkers prepare the new Porsche dealership at San Francisco’s SoMa at Eighth Street and Bryant Street. | Joe Burn/The StandardNew chairs await at the new Porsche dealership at San Francisco’s SoMa on Eighth Street and Bryant Street. | Joe Burn/The Standard

On May 24, Cole Hardware announced it was closing its SoMa store at 345 Ninth St., just blocks from the new luxury retailer. The company’s CFO blamed a dwindling customer base and safety concerns after sales were reduced by 25%.

Samy’s Camera on the corner of Ninth Street and Bryant Street also closed its doors in February. Ace Plumbing and Rooter Inc. now inhabit Samy’s former location.

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