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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Summit Unlocks Doors of Ambition

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM

The Summit (left) shares space with tech start-up incubator I/O Ventures. - DOUG ZIMMERMAN
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  • The Summit (left) shares space with tech start-up incubator I/O Ventures.
We checked out yesterday's grand opening of the Summit well into an ambitious 18-hour day (it's open seven days a week, but from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday). Right away, we found the space full of a lively mix of people making strides toward achieving The Summit's goal of being a fun, comfortable place to hang out and bloom new ideas. It's a creative extension of the mission of neighbor and landlord I/O Ventures, an incubator for fledgling technology companies. Over a comforting bowl of chocolate pork and beans (yep), we imagined this warm and airy space will also be a good place for an interesting yet relaxed first date, where new relationships as well as new companies might start up.

Check out SFoodie editor John Birdsall's two-part interview with chef Eddie Lau for more on the vision of this unique space.

The Summit: 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), 533-0041.

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