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Friday, August 26, 2011

SOMA's Snack Depot to Close Despite Neighborhood Support

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 1:16 PM

The Snack Depot has served customers for over 20 years in its current location. - VIA MICHAEL S./YELP
  • via Michael S./Yelp
  • The Snack Depot has served customers for over 20 years in its current location.

After serving SOMA for over 20 years, the Snack Depot at 303 2nd St. is closing.

According to owner George Tannous, the property owner -- Kilroy Realty -- will replace his cafe and others in the complex with "high-end tenants" as the company renovates and remodels the building.

Tannous says management initially promised him that he would be allowed to stay after the remodel, but a few weeks ago they served him with a notice that he had 30 days to get out.

Phone calls to Kilroy have not yet been returned.

Regulars are up in arms about the closure and have begun circulating a petition to support the Snack Depot. Tannous says the petition already has over 600 signatures, and it continues to grow, but he is not optimistic about it having a significant impact.

"I think they already made a deal with someone," he says.

On the cafe's Yelp page, commenters are expressing their support. Sparkeley K writes, "I cannot believe that 'KillJoy' Realty has done such a shady thing to oust The Snack Depot from 303 2nd Avenue! Less than one month's notice and they are out of there. This longtime breakfast and lunch shop provides great food and even greater customer service."

Head over and grab a popular meatball sandwich before it's gone!

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