We're always amazed by the Chronicle's amazement at things that have been going on for years. Case in point: This piece in the Business section today, via Bloomberg, in which writer Matt Haber explores the unique format of The Summit (780 Valencia), what with its café downstairs and tech incubator spaces upstairs, and discusses it in terms of the "rapidly gentrifying" Mission. He remarks, "While the Summit is noticeably more polished than many of its neighbors i/o [Ventures] spent almost $2 million to get it off the ground it somehow fits within the rapidly gentrifying, postcollegiate confines of the Mission District, home to the unmarked offices of independent publisher McSweeney's, a custom bike shop, and a hipster-friendly taxidermy store." How long do we need to keep saying the Mission is "gentrifying" and not just "gentrified"?
More than a coffeehouse, it's a tech incubator [Chron]
Earlier: Exclusive: Take a Peek Inside The Summit, Opening Soon [Grub Street]