Monday, March 21, 2011

Rock Climbing is Coming to SoFA!

Let's start off the week with some good news. The remnants of Club WET in SoFA will soon become a 14,000 sqft Rock Climbing Gym called Touchtone. WET was frequently wrought with issues--such as fights and a few stabbings--that I think created a negative perception of the area. I'm pretty confident this will be a better use for the space and hopefully they can incorporate a little artsy SoFA character into it.

By the way, there used to be a Touchtone in Downtown San Jose. It was right next to Camera 12 and had what might have been the smallest rock wall in existence. No, seriously it was maybe 10 feet tall. I had to chuckle at it every time I walked by. The new SoFA Touchtone won't have that same problem as the climbing walls will be at least 35 feet tall.



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6 comments:

  1. I think it will take at least 4-6 mo to do the build out. Don't think there is an ETA yet.

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  2. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! I seriously thought about giving up and ending my climb. I began climbing again, very slowly. It was right next to Camera 12 and had what might have been the smallest rock wall in existence. I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work.Thnaks for sharing with us.


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