It’s not often that you can involve things like whips, chains, and ball-gags with the wholesome majority’s ideal of “community”, but Kink.com is attempting to do just that.

Peter Acworth, owner of Kink.com, purchased the abandoned National Guard Armory in the Mission District of San Francisco in 2006 in order to convert it into his successful fetish studio. Needless to say, he was met with heated opposition from the surrounding public. Since then, Mr. Acworth and Kink.com have performed the miracle of winning public support with kindness. Since obtaining the massive structure, and continuing with Kink.com’s line of successful fetish videos, Acworth has donated tens of thousands of dollars to nonprofits working to help Mission youth. As if this wasn’t enough, now he also wants to use a large section of his complex to host community gatherings.

The 38,000 square foot “Drill Center” portion of the original National Guard Armory has been used for parking during the last 5 years, but had been used to host sporting events and community gatherings during it’s hay-day. Acworth has expressed ideas for the space such as community banquets, film festivals, farmers markets and youth sports events, but intends to let the surrounding family community have input before solidifying plans for the space.

“We want to resurrect this space as a place of assembly,” said Acworth.

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