Bi-Rite Market to Open New Location in San Francisco in Spring

More than a year after it was supposed to debut, high-end specialty grocer Bi-Rite Market will officially open a location in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood in hopes to open the spring of 2024.

The local, family-owned company – known for its bountiful produce selection, wealth of picnic supplies and ice cream shop catty-corner from Dolores Park – has been notably reluctant to expand, routinely turning down opportunities that didn’t feel quite right. The Polk Street address is currently the last location of Real Food Company, an upscale San Francisco natural food store. Part of the delay in opening, Bi-Rite founding partner Sam Mogannam told The Standard, is because Bi-Rite also opted to absorb an adjacent, 1,400-square-foot storefront, which had been a hair salon.

Communication with store buyer and operator is that in hopes of opening the new Bi Rite Market in March will have a great expand on product and displaying promotion items with a larger view for customers and consumers.