Gilberth’s dining room. Photo via Facebook.
After going through a number of tenants, the folks behind ~SECOND ACT MARKETPLACE~ are calling it quits—the last day is Sunday August 28th and they will be offering it for lease. One issue has been the lack of commercial kitchen space for their tenants. Anchor tenant Anda Piroshki announced that it had to cease operations due to a triple increase in their commercial kitchen rent. Betsy and Jack Rix will continue to operate Second Act Events in the back space, hosting musical, theatrical, and comedy events; it will also be available for private party rental. Best wishes to all.
A note from Gilberth Cab that after 10 years in Dogpatch, the home of awesome pupusas, ~THE NEW SPOT~, is closing. But good news: The New Spot is “joining forces with Gilberths Latin Fusion [previously Gilberth’s Rotisserie and Grill] at 2427 3rd Street in Dogpatch still, and creating an awesome Latin eatery.” Stand by for updates on the menu soon. 2427-2429 3rd St. at 20th St., 415-913-7163.
Deep condolences to the ~SONS & DAUGHTERS~ team, who sadly lost one of their line cooks, Frank Galicia, to a horrible and yet-to-be-solved crime (he was tragically murdered and found in a stairwell at Westfield San Francisco Centre). The S&D team is currently running a GoFundMe fundraiser for Galicia’s family, who had to relocate from Los Angeles to the Bay Area to be here during the investigation. Here’s hoping there is a break in the case soon.