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Street artist Apex's new show — and departure from the Mid-Market area — is a sign of the times

The same week Apex's solo show opened at 941 Geary, he was moving out of his Mid-Market studio, and opening a coffee kiosk.

And, as his solo show is testament, he's not letting the forced move stop him. That day job? He bought a coffee kiosk. The business is about him "trying to be mature," he says, laughing as he talks about Otis Cafe, the Four Barrel-equipped stand he's set up in the Otis Lounge nightclub entryway (25 Maiden, SF) where you can now find him weekdays from 7am to 3:30pm.

"This idea popped into my head," he says. 'Coffee cart, that's a low end startup." The Maiden Lane micro-'hood lacks designer coffee, and on the day I visit, new regulars are already lining up.

For Apex, the kiosk is just product of a creative mind. "I feel very blessed, fortunate," he muses. "Like, I'm an idea person. Painting, art allows me to get the most of those ideas to come to light." The Otis Cafe sandwich board and cart bear Apex's signature loops of color — a new home in the downtown area for the artist himself.


Through Jan. 5

941 Geary, SF

(415) 931-2500



It is really too bad that the NIMBYs at THD have priced artists like this out of town.

Posted by GlenParkDaddy on Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:36 am

the most suitable spaces are often indistrial type spaces with high ceilings and good light. Right now that is most affordably found in Oakland or in the SE part of the city.

I wouldn't expect much discretionary activity with a low economic significance to continue to take place close to downtown, due to other demands for the space that are more fiscally viable.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 30, 2012 @ 8:36 am

You can also build social networking sites pretty much anywhere. And last I checked, Twitter's far from "fiscally viable."

Posted by caitlin on Nov. 30, 2012 @ 11:48 am

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