The Furniture Fate of San Francisco's Craziest Hotel Hangs in the Balance

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    Hugo Hotel courtesy Whole Wheat Toast
    The Hugo Hotel in San Francisco's SOMA District is known for its exterior and not its interior.

    The Hugo Hotel, that crazy building on Howard and Sixth with barnacle furniture stuck to its walls, finally goes to court today.

    One writer described the unique hotel as "San Francisco's most quaintly decorated blight."

    The suit is between the Oregon-based owners of the building, who refused to sell to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency back in 2007 for $3.25 million, and said agency, who wants to whip out some eminent domain all over the Hugo and replace it with affordable housing.

    The City wants the fire damaged building demolished and replaced with a new building featuring low income rental units. The owners are willing to sell the building but not at the City is offering. 

    While the fight continues, there are other things happening on Sixth Street and they are not all bad.  French bistro Passion Cafe and a sandwich shop on their way and without eminent domain too, one presumes.

    Curbed SF contributed to this story.