Built in 1912 in the heart of SOMA, the Giftcenter first appeared as a carbon battery manufacturing plant. Since that time, the building has functioned in a variety of capacities, including a training site for police dogs, and a paper warehouse for the Blake-Moffit-Towne printing and paper company.
Since it's renovation and re-opening in 1983, the Giftcenter's five-story atrium has offered event coordinators multiple levels for seating, interactive games, photography or food and beverage stations. Each level is serviced by both a grand staircase and two glass elevators, which allow guests a spectacular view of the excitement below. The terrazzo dance floor stretches across the atrium, bordered by a multi-tiered, finished hardwood stage. Above this stage hangs the canopy, housing a stateof- the-art lighting and sound system which, in keeping with it's history, makes the Giftcenter the most versatile event venue in the San Francisco Bay Area.