Days after its former campus on Mission Street was demolished and a year after it relocated to North Beach, Goodwill Industries is on the move again.
The nonprofit organization has paid $8.3 million for 750 Post St., a 25,000-square-foot building on the northern edge of the Tenderloin. The facility, a three-story, 1914 Spanish revival structure mid-block between Leavenworth and Jones streets, will house Goodwill’s administrative offices, a 6,000-square-foot retail store and a training center. The building most recently housed an art gallery.
“I believe we need to be closer to both the people we serve and the organizations we partner with,” Goodwill CEO William Rogers said. “For Goodwill, it’s coming home. It’s coming back to where we belong.”
Goodwill plans to sell its current home at 295 Bay St., which it bought in March 2015 for $16 million. The organization moved into the Bay Street building, which also has a small store, a year ago.
The organization hopes to open a store at the new location next spring, followed by its offices later in 2018.
News of the building acquisition caps a confusing series of moves for the San Francisco chapter of the national organization, which started locally in 1916 at 16th and Mission streets.
For decades, Goodwill had a sprawling campus at 1500-1580 Mission St. at the corner of South Van Ness Avenue that included a store, donation site, truck yard, warehouse and workforce development center.
In 2014, Goodwill sold the 2.5-acre property for $65 million to Related California. That company is developing a 39-story apartment tower and a 16-story office tower, which will be owned by the city and house the Department of Public Works along with the Planning Department and Department of Building Inspection.