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Written by: Carl Nolte / The Chronicle
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Everyone knows of the guiding principle in real estate: location, location, location. And the corner of Seventh and Market streets is a prime one.
It’s in the middle of the city, two blocks from San Francisco’s grand City Hall, not far from the world-famous cable cars. Professional theater is just up the block, the world headquarters of Twitter are nearby, a major ballet company has its headquarters and studios in the classic Odd Fellows Temple at Seventh and Market. Next door, on Seventh, is a three-story nightclub and dance venue, packed on weekends. Nearby looms the striking 12-year-old Federal Building, which houses 1,800 government employees.
But the corner is only a block or two from the infamous Tenderloin, and Seventh Street between Market and Mission streets has become an open-air drug market.