Closures: Il Fornaio, Bootleg Bar & Kitchen

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Il Fornaio on Battery Street. Yelp photo by Ali R.

Wow, Italian stalwart ~IL FORNAIO~ has closed its SF location after 30 years at Levi’s Plaza (citing a rent increase, an aging building, and slow business). The other locations in Burlingame, Palo Alto, and San Jose are still open. 1265 Battery St. at Greenwich. [Via Hoodline.]

That construction on Van Ness has been an endless nightmare for many, and sadly it sounded the death knell for neighborhood bar ~BOOTLEG BAR & KITCHEN~, which is closing on November 1st. Their last night, this Wednesday the 31st, they’ll be pouring at going-out-of-business prices: $7 for any liquor, $3 for beers. Read more about the shituation for other businesses on Van Ness as well, like Helmand Palace and Tommy’s Joynt. 2360 Van Ness Ave. at Green.