Closures: Paul K, Gordon Biersch; Chouchou Up for Sale


The exterior of Paul K. Yelp photo by Liz S.

After 12 years of business in Hayes Valley, ~PAUL K~ has closed, according to Grub Street. As you may remember, taking its place is ~RICH TABLE~, a new restaurant from Evan and Sarah Rich. Congrats to the two of them for having their Kickstarter funded—the page shares more about the concept: “to offer the same fine-dining cuisine but in a casual, convivial atmosphere,” “plates will range from raw items such as oysters and crudos, to pastas and meat dishes, and they will be drawn from a wide variety of cuisines. The menu will change daily, and inspiration will come from a number of cuisines all based on the combined experience of the chefs, including but not limited to Japanese, Italian, French. The result is a refined, fresh, and uniquely San Francisco cuisine.” Expect more updates soon—they hope to open within the next six months. 99 Gough St. at Oak.

After lease negotiations failed to work out, ~GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT~’s lease expired on April 28th—the brewery closed over the weekend after 20 years in the Hills Brothers Coffee Building. No word about their new location yet. Inside Scoop mentions: “Meanwhile, there’s no word on what will become of the now-dark 10,000 square foot, two-story space. A conversion into office space has been rumored.” 2 Harrison St. at The Embarcadero.

A real estate announcement I received yesterday announced ~CHOUCHOU~ in Laguna Honda is up for sale. 400 Dewey Blvd. at Laguna Honda, 415-242-0960.