Bi-Rite Divisadero Opening Within Weeks

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For some strange reason, a previous occupant had painted over that historic tile, which is now all cleaned off. Photo: Haighteration

They won't confirm the absolute, for-sure opening date right now, but Bi-Rite is aiming to open its Divisadero branch on 3/13/13, as Haighteration reports. Owner Sam Mogannam likes it because it's a palindrome, obviously. They've also got a few photos of the almost completed store, which will have two doors up front, one of which will be dedicated to the ice cream counter, which will keep the same hours as the store: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to start. And new to this location is a cheese counter where you'll be able to get cheese cut to order, as well as the pre-cut and wrapped cheeses like they have at the 18th Street store. And though they have stressed that the square footage of this store at 550 Divisadero is not significantly larger than the other store, it's going to feel larger because it's a lot wider. [Haighteration, Earlier]