Nojo’s dining room. Photo from Facebook.
There are changes afoot at ~NOJO~ in Hayes Valley, Scoop reports. Chef-owner Greg Dunmore has sold the restaurant to a Japanese company called AP Company, which operates hundreds of restaurants in Japan. Nojo will reopen as their flagship restaurant in the United States, and Dunmore will serve as the corporate chef for U.S. projects (he’ll be here until the beginning of the new year, when he will then start work on other locations). Nojo will close on Friday August 14th and should reopen on October 1st.
Downtown restaurant ~CLAUDINE~ is closing on Friday August 14th after almost four years in business. Scoop reports that Franck LeClerc’s Au Bon Repas restaurant group decided to close the restaurant, but will be turning it into a fast-casual concept. In addition, nearby Café Claude is adding two of Claudine’s popular features to their lineup: happy hour and prix-fixe menus. 8 Claude Ln. at Bush, 415-762-2677.