Grand Café. Photo from website.
Yet another downtown hotel restaurant has switched up their concept, and this time it’s Kimpton’s ~GRAND CAFÉ~ that’s making the shift. They’re closing after dinner service on Thursday July 31st, and will close for a full renovation and new concepting. The front part of the restaurant will become the new bar and restaurant, while the large main dining room will become a ballroom, which was actually the space’s original function. They’re staying mum for now on the incoming concept, chef, and design of the new space, but are looking to reopen in late 2014. Hat tip to Scoop.
The Richmond Blog reports that after 16 years on Clement, ~Q RESTAURANT~ is closing on Sunday June 29th. Owners Andrew Gillen and Brinn Riley have decided to close to focus on their health, and take a break from the incredible demands of restaurant ownership. Currently, there is no word on the new taker for the space. Farewell, tater tots! 225 Clement St. at 3rd Ave., 415-752-2298.