Closures (Old Devil Moon, Padrecito, Marina Sub) and Boba Guys Implodes

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The dining room at Padrecito. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.

Some unfortunate closures include the upcoming shuttering of ~OLD DEVIL MOON~, after six years of hospitality and good times in Bernal—their last day is Saturday November 19th. You can read their farewell note here and more in this follow-up from SFGATE—they’d love to see you for some final pints and po’boys. 3472 Mission St. at Cortland.

Over in Cole Valley, ~PADRECITO~ abruptly closed after almost 10 years in the neighborhood. SFGATE shared excerpts from owner Nate Valentine’s post in a neighborhood Facebook group: “It’s is a story of the economics not working for Padrecito in this new restaurant climate.” At least it wasn’t the story of a lousy landlord raising the rent or squeezing them out. But the rising cost of doing business in SF is going to continue to negatively impact the viability of casual neighborhood spots, even for seasoned operators. It’s hard to watch. 901 Cole St. at Carl.

Hoodline has the story on the closure of longtime Cow Hollow sandwich shop ~MARINA SUB~. The beloved owner Q is retiring after 36 years (!)—the new owners are reportedly keeping some things in place, but adding some new items as well. No word if the name will remain the same. 2299 Union St. at Steiner.

The founders of Boba Guys are once again embroiled in a conflict with their employees—this time, Mission Local reported management drastically reduced the flagship Mission store’s workers’ hours and reportedly have been suspending and firing employees who have retaliated and/or shared information about unionizing. There’s more in this piece in The Chronicle. The Mission shop is closed for now. Clean up in aisle seven! 3491 19th St. at Valencia.