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Reviving History: SF's Cliff House Renewal for 2024

James Patrick
The famous San Francisco Cliff House is coming back in 2024 in a renovated restaurant, venue, and gift store.Photo byPaul Kuroda/Special to The Chronicle 2019

In a stunning move, an iconic San Francisco Restaurant looks like it's being brought back to life.

It has been announced that the famous Cliff House restaurant is going to be restored and reopened in 2024. Sutro Lands End Partners LLC has launched a website asking the public and past patrons for comments and ideas on what they would like to see on the website. They even have a section asking people to share their experiences. They will also have public meetings to see what type of food and space the public wants.

With the area owned by the National Park Service, they announced that Sutro Lands End Partners, LLC, has signed a 20-year lease on the property. The new spot will have 4 different buildings. A restaurant, a cafe, a retail space, and a venue space.

A Part Of America:

In 1896 the Sutro Baths opened to the public in San Francisco. It was the largest indoor saltwater pool in the world. The cost of running it was exorbitant. They even had an ice rink. The property was sold in 1964 and it was supposed to be turned into a high-rise apartment building. In 1966 a huge tragic fire destroyed the baths. After it burnt down, the developer cashed in an insurance claim and they no longer owned it. Remnants of the cement foundations still stand.

Here are some old post cards showing the Cliff House and the Sutro Baths in all their glory.

Above the Sutro Baths is the Cliff House. It's at the edge of the cliff looking over Ocean Beach. The Cliff House restaurant was a big destination for locals and tourists alike. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it had breathtaking views and good food. The hope is that with the public's input, the new Cliff House can bring a sense of connection with the present and the past to create a place that anyone can enjoy.

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