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14A Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress PROJECT. f om page 13A finding ways to incorporate his work in San Francisco with his roots in Indian Valley. His work with his other organization, KIDMOB and its collaboration with Indian Valley Academy, speaks to that. Pew brings other design team members up to Indian Valley as well as KIDMOB design volunteers. The SPARK Social Park is located on three half-blocks in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco, historically a warehouse district with low residency. In revitalizing the area, several businesses and housing developments have sprung up, but at the same time the area remains a "food desert" -- very few supermarkets or restaurants are located in the still redeveloping future neighborhood. Spark Social SF, and LMNOP's design, responds and addresses the need for both food and open space. It's intended to "bring a cozy, down-to-earth, 'front porch familiar,' Americana feel to San Francisco's Mission Bay," according to LMNOP spokesperson Kate Ganim. To date, this is one of LMNOP's largest projects. "The firm has taken on the full project, from initial concept, branding, and design development, to fabrication, project management and construction," said Ganim. SPARK Social is meant to be both a lunch venue, and an active evening venue, as well. The space needed to feel cozy and intimate, but be able to accommodate large groups and events. Besides eight food trucks and a full bar, the design features fire pits, front porch-style swings, a grassy knoll and a vintage double-decker bus to invite users to linger in the space. All will be featuring Pew's salvaged wood milled in Indian Valley. There's a soccer field next door and more apartments going in nearby. SPARK Social is owned by the Muela Family, who were interested in expanding on the success of their SOMA (South of Market) "StrEat Food Park" in San Francisco, and saw an opportunity in Mission Bay with its limited food options. SPARK Social is located on 4th Street, in between Mission Bay Boulevard North and Mission Bay Boulevard South and is slated for a grand opening in late May. Tyler Pew says he's always glad to be doing business with his hometown. WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHSI* i:} : pe. MAIN STREET ! J