Over at the Renoir Hotel, on Market Street between 7th and McAllister, a new group of pop-up ventures are serving to liven up the block and test the waters for future businesses on the ground floor. It's called A Temporary Offering, and it's the first glimpse we're seeing of the work of the new manager-developer team of the hotel, which consists of Brad Korzen (of L.A.'s Viceroy Hotel Group) and KOR Hotel Group. The ultimate fate of the Renoir is still up in the air — it's rumored that it could end up being the first of a new hotel brand being developed by Korzen, who is married to superstar designer and former Playboy Playmate Kelly Wearstler. For the next six months to a year, however, the block will have a new bar, a venue for rotating restaurant pop-ups, and a cute new retail space from the Luggage Store Gallery.

The retail space, Trailhead, is a kind of mixed-use venture that features a coffee bar (managed by farm:table, opening Tues-Sun, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a wall of potted succulents for sale ($3-$10) actually "potted" in reused plastic bottles with wicks for auto-watering), and ultimately denim from the "denim social club" known as Holy Stitch! Look for them to be rolling their sewing machines out on to the sidewalk, causing a spectacle, and using the tiny space as a showroom for their works.

Then there's SF FoodLab, which has been filling up a calendar with various pop-ups from local chefs and truck operators, including a lunchtime pop-up from popular Marin Puerto Rican restaurant Sol Food, and weekend chicken-and-waffle brunches from Soul Groove.

And last but not least there's Rio Grande in the former Etiquette Lounge space, a come-as-you-are tequila-and-bourbon-based bar with Old Fashioneds on tap. It's the work of the Bon Vivants, a bar catering duo who's opening their own bar, Trick Dog, at 20th and Florida this fall.

Expect some further updates on the future identity of the hotel in the coming months.