Monthly Archives: April 2015

Norbert Yancy, Ghiradelli Square

Polk and Beach (Ghiradelli Square)

This brick building near the Northside’s waterfront was originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli. When the factory relocated, visionary real estate owners bought the site and transformed it into a place with unique shops and restaurants. The city declared Ghirardelli Square an official city landmark in 1965 and it was later granted […]