Football Cafe Seeks Further Appreciation with its Sidecar Gallery Space on Forsyth Street

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Opening a soccer-related coffee shop on lower Forsyth Street was an exercise in synergy. The Football Cafe, as it’s officially known, is a popular pit stop for local club players on Lions Gate Field across the street (at Grand).

Ten months deep, the refueling station is increasing its visibility on the block. Indeed, that antique-looking “Tourist Agency” sign wasn’t cutting it anymore. In its place is a canopy that spans the store 100-102 Forsyth. The new exterior appendage also took the life of the beloved misnomer of a sign. “Comics,” it promised, but never delivered.

Meanwhile, the former retail storage space next door – adjacent to the dearly departed Deadly Dragon Sound – just became a gallery extension for the cafe. The showroom opened within the last couple weeks, and will display various futbol-related exhibits. Current installation is in celebration of the Copa America, which ended Sunday night in a crushing loss for Argentina (Messi is also retiring from the national team). The storefront is peppered with jerseys, maps, and other items on the walls, and will probably remain for the next couple days.

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It’s also worth a reminder that these twin tenements at 100-102 Forsyth were sold to Veracity Real Estate back in January for $18 million.

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