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Bi-Rite Takes Over Real Foods On Polk

Bi-Rite, seen here on 18th St., is coming to Russian Hill. Photo: Eric Commons

In early 2023, Bi-Rite will take over the Real Foods location at 2140 Polk Street. The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses announced in late October it had entered into an agreement to purchase Real Foods Co. on Polk Street, and would temporarily close the store for “a short period of time” at the close of escrow to attend to maintenance and minor changes to the store’s layout.

“I’m ecstatic to have this opportunity for Bi-Rite to serve and become part of the Russian Hill and Polk Gulch community,” said Sam Mogannam, Bi-Rite’s founding partner. “We’ve been looking for a location for years, somewhere we could become part of the community’s fabric for decades to come. Now that we’ve found it, we can’t wait to share the most delicious food in San Francisco with more people, create more jobs, help local producers grow their businesses, and increase our capacity to support San Francisco’s nonprofits providing direct services to those most in need, such as The Village Project, Mo’Magic, and The Women’s Building.”

During the temporary closure, Bi-Rite says the staff will be paid to take training and work shifts in other stores, and Bi-Rite would provide other ways for customers to get their groceries.

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