Medici Lounge interior; photo from LoopNet.
Another taker for the cursed corner space at 9th Street and Folsom! Inside Scoop reports ~AZUCAR~ will be taking over where Medici Lounge left off. Owner Jon Ojinaga (Redwood Room, Rasselas) and his crew will be serving cocktails and Mexican street food and small plates. The hoped-for opening is this month. 299 9th St. at Folsom, 415-255-2982.
Meanwhile, up in Sausalito, Larry Mindel (Poggio, Il Fornaio) is teaming up with Joanne Weir to open ~COPITA~. Inside Scoop reports they will be taking over the Piccolo Teatro space, opening a 50-seat Mexican restaurant and tequila bar in its place. Look for a springtime opening. 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito.