Yacht Race Forces Teatro ZinZanni To Leave San Francisco’s Pier 29

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The colorful tented theater that’s been a fixture on the San Francisco waterfront since 1999 will be forced to move because of development for the America’s Cup Race.

Teatro ZinZanni, a popular waterfront cabaret, that offers “love, chaos and dinner” will have to go elsewhere from its Pier 29 location due to the waterfront’s renovation for the 43-day yacht race that the city will host in August and September of 2013.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

Managing director Susan Outlaw who’s working with the Mayor’s Office to find a new venue said “never fear”.

“We’re optimistic we know San Francisco wants us to stay. We know the Bay Area loves us and we love San Francisco,” said Outlaw.

ZinZanni boasts an unusual mix of opera, theater, circus and fine dining and it all happens under a hundred-year-old Belgian-mirrored tent.

“The Spiegeltent is the center of the property and everything else surrounds it. We can go to another location and look different on the outside, but the Spiegeltent remains,” she added.

The nonprofit arts organization hopes to find a new site this summer, and move there, next year.

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