San Francisco disappointed to lose bidding for Lucas museum

(Frederic Larson/San Francisco Chronicle)
(Frederic Larson/San Francisco Chronicle)
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Updated: 6/25/2014 11:38 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The news that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas would build his museum in Chicago really didn't come as much surprise in San Francisco after a board rejected Lucas' proposal to build the museum near Crissy Field.

The board offered Lucas a second site near a digital arts center, but a spokesman for the Presidio Trust says Lucas never responded.

Spokesman Sam Singer said they are "very disappointed to see Mr. Lucas go to Chicago."

Singer said Lucas' team called Tuesday afternoon with the decision.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee said in a statement that he hopes to continue working with Lucas and his foundation on "other endeavors that will help educate the young people of the Bay Area, his home."


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