Photo: Owen Thomas, Business Insider
We sidled up to the counter at one of our longtime favourite dives in San Francisco, Mars Bar & Restaurant, and asked the bartender if he knew who was moving in across the street.”Sure,” he said. “Pinterest.”
As we reported Friday, the online image-sharing board had packed up its office in Palo Alto and decamped to San Francisco, an increasingly popular destination for the most innovative new companies in the heartland of tech. But where?
The speculation can end: Business Insider has located Pinterest’s new world headquarters.
It’s 808 Brannan Street in SoMa, a block away from Zynga and down the street from the future home of Airbnb.
When Business Insider visited the site on Saturday, it looked like the work of moving was barely getting started.
Here's where Pinterest's new headquarters is located. It's close to other startups and San Francisco's 4th & King Caltrain station.
It's not the nicest neighbourhood. The Hall of Justice, headquarters for the San Francisco Police Department, is the biggest local landmark.
Mars Bar & Restaurant is sure to be mobbed with Pinterest employees. A bartender here already knew Pinterest was moving in.
This SUV's a bit more practical. We noticed the Santa Clara University decal—and sure enough, we checked on LinkedIn and found an SCU grad who works in business operations for Pinterest. Another clue!
Here's the Brannan Street side. Yes, palm trees—South of Market is a relatively sunny haven in fogbound San Francisco.
In the 808 Brannan side, there's a basement, two floors, and a mezzanine. You can see the mezzanine here.
With 55,000 sq. ft., Pinterest will be able to house more than 200 employees with ease. We counted 44 current Pinterest employees on LinkedIn. Earlier this year, the company's headcount was around 30.