According to Socketsite, the Target Store planned for the old Mervyn’s space at Geary and Masonic (and even older Sears Building) was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Planning Department. Politics aside, it seems like a great location and there is certainly the space for it.
Mervyn’s at Masonic and Geary may be getting a new tenant. Target. This seems like a great thing to me. That building is enormous, and in my opinion, underused. As I recall, it’s over 200,000 square feet.
An interesting tid-bit, I worked on that building for a short time when I was a practicing architect. After Sears left and the developer was planning on how to split it up, I helped measure and document the building. It is an interesting structure, really ahead of it’s time. Did you know there is actually parking on the roof and an escalator that goes down into the store?