The exterior of ‘Wichcraft. Yelp photo by Luis C.
It looks like a landlord issue has caused another closure. According to Hoodline, ~CHILANGO~ in the Castro has closed as of Sunday May 31st. A letter in the window says that the restaurant’s new landlord will not renew their lease. The terms of a new lease were not favorable, so they decided to close. The space was previously home to Azteca Taqueria, from the same owner, who had been in the space for 26 years. (The same owner also operates Casa Mexicana at 180 Church Street, which will remain open.) 235 Church St. at Market.
One of our fabulous tipsters sent word that ~‘WICHCRAFT~ in SoMa had closed, and a call to their New York headquarters confirmed that it is indeed permanently closed as of Friday June 5th. Perbacco reportedly has a new project (a European brasserie) moving into the space, we’ll let you know when more information emerges on that timeline. 868 Mission St. at Jessie.