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Britex landlord wants retailer to stay in its longtime home

The owners of the building that houses venerable Union Square fabric retailer Britex said Tuesday that they hope to retain the store as a tenant and that their plan to convert the structure’s upper floors to office space is a backup in case lease negotiations don’t work out. The statement comes less than a week after the property owners filed a change-of-use application with the San Francisco Planning Department claiming that Britex would be leaving the four-story building at 146 Geary St.
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