Big new plans are underway for a cultural and culinary hub on the edge of Chinatown and North Beach.

Cypress Properties Group, LLC, is developing a 42,500-square-foot space to include China Live, a Chinese food mecca (think: the Eataly of Chinese food); a new home for the Speakeasy, a popular interactive theater experience set in the Prohibition era; and big-time film offices.

The site includes two addresses: 644 and 660 Broadway St. Both have storied histories as entertainment and dining hubs. – Barbary Coast News (01/07/15)