Closures, from Marla Bakery to InnerFog, and More

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The cheerful dining room at Marla Bakery. Photo courtesy of Marla Bakery.

Well, shoot, closing this Wednesday November 27th is the beloved ~MARLA BAKERY~ in the Outer Richmond. At least it’s not another “we tried but SF is too awful for restaurants” tale. It ends up owners Amy Brown and Joe Wolf are moving up to Santa Rosa in order to have a more-balanced life with their two kids and dial down the work grind. They plan to do some pop-ups in Wine Country until they find a brick-and-mortar location, and will continue with their catering business. No word on who is going to buy their space yet. Thanks for all the wonderful breads and vermouth and pop-ups and moments these past five years in your cozy space, Amy and Joe! 3619 Balboa St. at 37th Ave. [Via The Chronicle]

A longtime tablehopper reader and fellow writer (love you, dude) let me know ~INNERFOG~, a neighborhood wine bar, has closed in the Inner Sunset. Owner John Nettesheim posted this on their site: “It is with a heavy heart that I close the doors to InnerFog. The people of the Inner Sunset welcomed us with open arms, and we have proudly served the community for the last 10 years, for which we will be forever grateful. We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and shall miss you all, but the time has come for me to pursue other endeavors and say goodbye. The climate of San Francisco has dramatically changed over the last 3 to 5 years and with the rapid changes in the cost of doing business in San Francisco, it is just not feasible to stay in business.” Best wishes, John! You tried! 545 Irving St. at 7th Ave.

And in Cow Hollow, my neighborhood tipster the Hamburglar let me know ~HOLLOW COW~ has closed. They posted this farewell note on their Facebook page: “After just three years in business, Hollow Cow, located at 1875 Union Street has permanently closed. After facing the challenges that come with owning a restaurant on Union Street (labor costs, over-regulation, declining foot traffic, high rent, difficult neighbors, and the growing popularity of the food delivery services), Hollow Cow was forced to close its doors. Despite best efforts of launching a new menu and an interior refresh just two months ago, the business could never overcome the challenges it faced and never achieved profitability.” You can read more here. Tough times. 1875 Union St. at Laguna.

Some tablehopper readers also let me know ~RED HILL STATION~ (803 Cortland Ave.) has closed on Bernal, and ~DIM SUM CLUB~ (2550 Van Ness Ave.) has also closed, bummer.