Photo from Google.
Last month, I was following up on a rumor I had heard about the Town Hall/Anchor & Hope/Salt House gang opening a ~UNIQUE WINE-FOCUSED RESTAURANT~ in the former auto repair garage at 740 Valencia Street in the Mission. Partner Doug Washington was having me keep the news under my hat for a week, and then, of course, the news floodgates broke elsewhere. But in the end, sadly, Washington and brothers Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal have decided to step away from the project. In a phone call, Washington said, “It’s an amazing landlord, and a deal in a smokin’ neighborhood, but we weren’t ready to open another full-blown restaurant in San Francisco. We all have lives, kids, families… and all three of us came to the conclusion not to proceed.” I guess we’ll have to wait and see who snaps this sweet location up. 740 Valencia St. at 18th St.