The old National Guard Armory / Kink.com porn headquarters in the Mission is now looking to open its doors to the community.
Kink.com's owner, Peter Acworth, who has donated tens of thousands of dollars Mission area nonprofits, intends to turn the 38,000-square-foot drill court into a community center.
“We want to resurrect this space as a place of assembly,” Acworth told the Examiner, “Our goal is to start slowly.”
The space is currently used for parking, but Acworth wants to use it for community banquets, film festivals, farmers markets and youth sports events.
When the adult entertainment company set up shop in the Mission years ago, they were met with some opposition, however over time, the company has developed a trusting relationship with the area.
The adult business is mainly contained to the fourth floor, or dungeon-esque basement. Acworth said if the community center is approved, it would have separate entrances away from the porn sets.