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Loss of Britex to rip hole in Union Square’s fabric

Britex Fabrics, the Union Square landmark that has drawn generations of garment-makers, designers and decorators to its four floors of silks and woolens, faux furs and rare buttons, is looking for a new home now that an investment group has purchased the building with plans to convert its upper floors to office space. On Tuesday, the property owner of 146 Geary St., which has been home to Britex for 64 years, filed an application with the San Francisco Planning Department to convert three floors of the building from retail to office space.
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