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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Red Vic Replacement Plans, Bi-Rite Divisadero Delay, John Campbell's Gets Sued, and More

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

Since the Red Vic closed in July, the only thing certain was the Alembic's plan to take over part of the the lobby space. Now Eater SF confirms, via Uppercasing, owners Betsy and Jack Rix's plans for the other part of the theater. They will convert it into an events center (with a screening room) and a food-market space composed of five vendors. If all goes according to plan, it will open before the end of the year.

Last year turned out pretty rough for John Campbell's Irish Bakery, with a quick expansion and shuttering of those two locations, leaving just the flagship. Now Grub Street reports former employees have filed a lawsuit for back wages.

Bye-bye Daddy's O's: LiveSOMA reports the cafe, just over a year old, has shuttered, and the replacement is already on the way. Kama Sushi will open their second location in the spot.

E & O Trading is readying to undergo a transformation. Inside Scoop says that the restaurant will close on April 15 until (as of now) May. When it reopens, expect modern décor, a new layout, and menu changes.

The Bi-Rite slated for Divisadero has been delayed -- yet again. Haighteration discovers the opening has been pushed back to Ocotber, with the possibility of even further delays. Oh, the joys of construction.

Speaking of construction, Tablehopper shares a sneak peek of Namu Gaji, the Mission restaurant slatede to open at the end of the month. For the décor, expect lots of natural wood and inspiration drawn from Korean homes. As far as the food goes, the menu will see more shared plates and Korean ramen, and yes, the Namu burger will remain.

And the Gold Dust Lounge saga continues: Inside Scoop notes a deadlock vote at yesterday's Historic Preservation Commission hearing. The commissioners will reconvene on April 4.

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