Closures: Joe's Cable Car, Mirtille

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Joe Obegi digs in at Joe’s Cable Car. Photo from Facebook.

Eater reports (via CBS) that Joe Obegi of ~JOE’S CABLE CAR~ has decided to retire and will close his restaurant in March. The Excelsior icon has been slinging burgers since 1965, and has garnered quite a following over the years. Obegi, who has reportedly received a few offers for the restaurant, has decided to close rather than see the burgers change (he was a bit of a stickler that way). The last day of service is Sunday March 16th, and right now there’s no news on what might be moving in. Here’s to a relaxing retirement, Joe! 4320 Mission St. at Silver, 415-334-6699.

According to an announcement on their Facebook page, ~MIRTILLE~ in the Tenderloin has closed. No word on why, but it does look like there’s a new taker for the space: ABC license activity points to a spot called ~MJ’S CAFÉ~ from owner Chu Xia Mo. 87 McAllister St. at Leavenworth.