We visited the Wharf area recently and decided to stop by The Cannery again to see if things had improved since our visit last year.
The good news is that the large number of vacant shops and empty space found here last year is now being occupied by the Academy of Art University. This is a good thing as it was just sad to see so much dead space in this renovated historical location.
Unfortunately, this particular tenant offers little reason to visit the Cannery, thus rendering it very limited as a shopping and dining location on the Wharf. There is a large bar, an ice-cream shop and a fun souvenir shop called Garage on the ground floor. A few other businesses occupy similar space on the street facing side of The Cannery, but that is pretty much it. Most of the interior of the building is being used by the University.
Overall, while in a much better state of affairs compared to last year, there remains little to see/do at The Cannery. Of note, however, is the good restaurant called Blue Mermaid that is right next door, serving genuinely very good clam chowder, much better than anything we've ever found in the more touristy areas of the Wharf.
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