Openings and Closures in the Lower Haight

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Yelp photo by Nicole G.

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Photo from Haighteration.

Last week, Haighteration broke the story that Lower Haight’s ~BISTRO ST. GERMAIN~ had closed after less than two years of business. According to an anonymous note from a tipster, “A young couple with more than 12 years of cooking experience in the city will be taking over the space and creating an American food menu that is sure to enthuse the neighbors. More details to come soon about name, menu, etc.” Scoop chimes in with this, “It will be open for lunch and dinner, six days a week. Eventually, they expect to be open for Sunday brunch as well…They’re staying mum on the chef’s identity, too, aside from saying he’s been cooking in San Francisco for the last 10 years, but this will be his first solo venture. The new restaurant is hoped to be open in 30-60 days, after a quick remodel.” 518 Haight St. at Fillmore.

Meanwhile, while riding “The Wiggle” on my way home, cycling past the former Burger Joint, there’s a new sign up for ~PALMYRA~. Haighteration has additional details: “On Monday, reader Zach J. encountered the new restaurant’s owner as he was putting up signage outside the location. The owner told Zach that the restaurant, dubbed ‘Palmyra’ after a Syrian city, will serve Mediterranean food, and should be opening in about two weeks.” 700 Haight St. at Pierce.