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Warriors Unveil Initial Slate of Thrive City Restaurants and Retail

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The Golden State Warriors have announced the first slate of restaurants and retail in Thrive City, the surrounding district for the upcoming Chase Center. Restaurants and retailers are scheduled to open on a rolling basis throughout the course of the first year.

Thrive City, the 11-acre mixed-use, privately-financed complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, will be home to the retail stores and restaurants planned for the surrounding district of Chase Center. Thrive City will also be a community gathering space, providing a slate of year-round health and wellness programming, including Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets, ice skating, and much more.

“The first year of Chase Center is going to be an exciting year of discovery,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “From dining, shopping and entertainment, we’re looking forward to rolling out dozens of new restaurants and retail locations at Thrive City with some of the best local chefs, restaurants and shopping experiences. When our fans come to Chase Center and Thrive City, every month they’ll see a new restaurant or retail shop open and this initial line-up of restaurants and retailers is a glimpse into some of the incredible options for our fans and guests.” 

The initial set of restaurants and retailers located within Thrive City include: 

  • High-Energy Food Hall by Chef Michael Mina – The Warriors are partnering with Award-Winning Chef Michael Mina to create a sophisticated entertainment destination and food hall that delivers a one-of-a-kind experiential mix of interactive sports games, three full service bars, and a collection of hawker stands inspired by San Francisco’s diverse population. MINA Group, a San Francisco-based restaurant and hospitality company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts, will also create a full-service restaurant to be located at Thrive City’s plaza.
  • b8ta – Founded in 2015 by Vibhu Norby (CEO), Phillip Raub (President) and William Mintun (COO), b8ta is a software-powered retailer creating interactive shopping experiences that are mutually beneficial for consumers and makers alike. Customers shopping at b8ta are able to discover, try, buy, and engage with products while being educated by highly trained b8ta testers. Today, b8ta operates 16 experiential stores across the US, bringing the world’s most innovative and exciting products out of the box and into the hands of consumers. b8ta will be located in the Gatehouse at Thrive City.
  • Belly & Sweet Belly – Oakland Uptown’s Belly and Sweet Belly, Oakland-known locally-sourced and organic ingredient fusion restaurant and dessert shop, will have a location at Thrive City located on Terry A. Francois Blvd. The restaurant will feature Belly’s signature dishes from tacos to burgers and a full bar, along with Sweet Belly’s mini donuts, cookies and soft serve ice cream served from a Sweet Belly window located at the Belly restaurant. Belly and Sweet Belly are owned and operated by Alan Chun and Oakland-native Alice Woo.
  • Chase – Chase is opening a full service branch, with the latest banking technology, and offering all services and resources available to customers. Local customers can get access to home lending, auto, small business and credit card products. Chase will also offer programming and customer experiences at this flagship location. Chase will be located on the corner of 3rd and South Street.
  • Dumpling Time – Dumpling Time, a comfortable, casual and fun experience, focusing on freshly handmade dumplings in the Japanese and Chinese traditions. Dumpling styles include crispy gyoza filled with seafood, pork and chicken; pan-seared bao filed with chicken or pork; thin-skinned steamed shrimp har gow; Xi’an dumplings made from a family recipe; and xiao long bao (XLB) soup dumplings. Dumpling Time’s signature dumpling is the King-Dum, a giant XLB filled with savory pork broth that can be sipped through a thick straw. In addition to dumplings, guests can also order hand-cut noodles, garlicky green beans, shrimp toast, and cucumber salad with fresh chili and three kinds of sweet bao. Dumpling Time’s executive chef is Do Leung and owned and operated by Kash Feng and Jackson Yu. Dumpling Time also has a restaurant in Potrero Hill/Showplace Square in San Francisco.
  • Gott’s Roadside – Gott’s Roadside was founded in 1999 in St. Helena by brothers Joel and Duncan Gott. The menu emphasizes locally sourced ingredients with a modern approach to American roadside cuisine. Gott’s makes cheeseburgers, hot dogs and handspun shakes to order, using Niman Ranch beef, Fearless Franks, and local, organic ice cream while creating twists on California classics with sushi-grade Ahi Poke tacos and seasonal salads. Gott’s Roadside’s commitment to local sourcing also extends to the glass with a California-centric list of wines and beers. Since their beginnings, Gott’s has expanded from their original St. Helena location to include others at Napa’s Oxbow Market, San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace, Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village, Broadway Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek, Bon Air Center in Marin, and a licensed location at San Francisco International Airport. Gott’s Roadside will be located on the plaza at Thrive City.  
  • Nachoria – Nachoria is a casual Mexican restaurant inspired by the seaside eateries of Puerto Vallarta, where the owners believe they can make the world a better place by making one perfect bite at a time. The “purveyors of the triangular arts”, Nachoria opened its first location in Burlingame, CA in 2016. The first restaurant concept from Fated Brands, Nachoria has since expanded to Las Vegas, NV and recently began offering franchise opportunities throughout the US. Fated Brands is owned and operated by Nick Swinmurn, the founder of Nachoria will be located on the plaza at Thrive City.
  • Mission Bay Wine Bar at Thrive City – The Mission Bay Wine Bar at Thrive City will be an extension of Mission Bay Wine & Cheese, opening at 114 Channel Street in late August. The Wine Bar will be located on Terry A. Francois Blvd., and customers will be able to enjoy extensive patio seating when San Francisco’s mercurial weather permits. Brought to you by the same team that owns Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco and Oxbow Cheese & Wine in Napa, Mission Bay Wine Bar will feature a carefully curated selection of compelling wines by glass or bottle, delicious craft brews on tap, and a changing assortment of small plates. It will also have a selection of fine wines and beers available for retail sale. Mission Bay Wine Bar at Thrive City will be owned and operated by Peter Granoff, Master Sommelier, Debbie Zachareas, & Bo Thompson.
  • Warriors Shop – The Warriors Shop, previously named the Warriors Team Store, will be a 10,000 square foot store with the latest Nike gear and the largest selection of additional Warriors apparel located on the plaza at Thrive City. The Warriors Shop has additional locations at the Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and Valley Fair in San Jose.

Specific dates for each retailer and restaurant grand opening will occur throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020.

When completed, Thrive City will feature over 100,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space for neighbors and visitors to enjoy year-round. Over the coming months, Chase Center will unveil additional restaurants and retail that will make up Thrive City.

Cushman & Wakefield in collaboration with Blau & Associates, an acclaimed strategic restaurant planning and development company led by Elizabeth Blau, worked hand-in-hand with the Warriors ownership to curate a one-of-a-kind experience. “Thrive City will single-handedly enhance the entire neighborhood and benefit all of San Francisco with its regional and visitor attraction. It is place making at its best, drawing from our talent of top-tier local restauranteurs and retailers.  This will be a must visit experience,” said the leasing team of Kazuko Morgan, Rhonda Diaz & Kelly Vinson.

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