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San Francisco Entertainment Commission OKs Permit for Events at The Armory

[ABC7]

The San Francisco Armory won a permit to begin operating as a full-time event and concert venue from the Entertainment Commission Tuesday night despite protests from neighbors rattled by noise and rowdy patrons at recent events.

The Armory, a historic city building and headquarters for Kink.com, contains a 40,000 square foot event space known as the Drill Court. The Mission District facility, which has had a permit to hold one show or event a month since 2013, now plans to become a full-time entertainment venue with a capacity of up to 4,000 people.

The Armory can operate concerts from the hours: Sunday through Wednesday until 11p.m., Thursday until midnight and Friday, Saturday and holidays until 2 a.m.

Flashback Friday: Armory Steps Attract Skateboarders and Film Crews Alike

Let’s go back in time with this installment of BK’s “Flashback Friday”. Let’s look back at the early days of the Armory, and the Skateboarders that took their pilgrimage here :

When Kink.com decided to purchase the San Francisco Armory last year, they knew they were getting much more than just a new production studio. In addition to being a historic San Francisco landmark, the smooth granite front steps of the 94-year-old building have also made the Armory a treasured destination for skateboarders from all over the world.

Recently, a local production company even got Kink.com’s permission to use the historic steps (referred to by skaters as “3 up 3 down”) as a location for a commercial they were shooting for Adidas. With architecture that impresses historian, skateboarder and pornographer alike, the Armory has proved that it is truly a one of a kind building.

Click here to see the finished commercial featuring the Armory’s famous steps.

Throwback Thursday: 75-Year-Old Time Capsule Found Inside an Armory Wall

Let’s go back in time with this installment of BK’s “Throwback Thursday”. Let’s look back at the early construction for theupperfloor.com:
[The 4th floor of the Armory has been abuzz with activity lately as construction crews and set designers began work on the first official set for Peter’s pet project, UpperFloor.com. What will be a formal dining room, is still just an empty room; but as Art Department Director Chris Gaw found out, an empty room is not necessarily a boring room. When demolishing a partition wall, he came across a bona fide time capsule that had been hidden inside the Armory’s walls for 75 years. What was inside? Well, you’ll just have to watch to find out…]

Kink.com’s 10000 Video Milestone

Kink.com celebrates our 10,000th video over the past 16 years. We have come a long way from Peter’s apartment in the Marina to the Castle on 14th St. in the Mission. From Peter starting it all by himself as a one man crew all the way to a full production powerhouse of BDSM.