One of the Bay Area's leading Latino art galleries is ramping up the pressure on its landlord in their lease negotiations.
On Saturday morning, staff members of San Francisco's Galería de la Raza rallied outside their building owner's apartment.
The Galería has been at the same location on the corner of 24th and Bryant streets in the Mission for the past 46 years. This summer, Galería’s landlord proposed doubling the $3,127 rent for the approximately 5,000-square-foot space. The property is owned by the Lily Ng Trust and managed by GBA Realty.
The nonprofit countered, asking for a slower scale-up in cost or to rent a quarter of the space instead at the same price.
Two weeks ago, San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen got involved and tried to bring the two sides to an agreement.