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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

San Francisco Restaurant Closures Since January 1, 2009

Posted By on Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM

  • Azie
A diverse spectrum of restaurants closed across San Francisco in the first two months of the year, ranging from the celebrated Azie (opened in December of 1999, and now only available as a private event space through its next-door sister restaurant, LuLu) to now-you-see-it-now-you-don't Midpoint, open barely three months in the late-lamented O'Reilly's Holy Grail space on Polk. See's Candies, up the block, not a restaurant but a neighborhood landmark (and nice for stopping off for a sweet treat after snagging a seat at Swan Oyster Depot next door) had been in its tiny space since 1936.

Some spaces are already under construction for new places (Let's Be Frank plans to open an indoor spot at the old Hahn's Hibachi III space on Steiner -- the other Hahn's remain in operation -- and Laurel's Cuban will become Otoro, a Japanese place); the fate of others remains unknown.

Not that we're feeling ghoulish, but look for further monthly updates on SF restaurant closings in this space.

Atrium, 101 California (at Davis)
Azie, 826 Folsom (at 4th Street)
Baraka, 288 Connecticut (at 18th Street)
Bar on Castro, 456 Castro (at 18th Street)
Breezy's, 409 Gough (at Hayes)
Deep Sushi, 1740 Church (at Day)
Hahn's Hibachi III, 3318 Steiner (at Lombard)
Laurel's Cuban Restaurant, 205 Oak (at Gough)
La Vinoteca, 1785 Union (at Octavia)
Marche on the Square, Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point (at Larkin)
Mecca, 2029 Market (at Reservoir)
Medicine Eatstation, Crocker Galleria, 161 Sutter (at Kearny)
Midpoint, 1233 Polk (at Bush)
North Beach Lobster Shack, 532 Green (at Grant)
O'Neill's Irish Pub, Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point (at Larkin)
Pancho Villa, Pier 1, 200 The Embarcadero (at Washington)
Pita Pit, 2257 Chestnut (at Avila)
See's Candies, 1519 Polk (at Sacramento)
Tansitaro Michoacan, 3166 24th Street (at Shotwell)

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