Coming Soon: City View to The Empress, Señor Sisig's Brick and Mortar


The ground floor of the building at 838 Grant. Photo with Google Maps.

Just some quick coming soon news for you: according to some agenda notes from the Planning Commission, it looks like the well-known downtown dim sum parlor, ~CITY VIEW~, is planning to open a location in the ground floor of the former and iconic Empress of China building. The six-story behemoth, famous for its banquets, opened in 1966 and sadly closed in 2014. I’m bummed this project doesn’t involve an upper-level floor (City View really deserves a view with that name, and The Empress had such an amazing view!). I’ll let you know when I hear back with any updates. 838 Grant St. at Clay, 415-434-1345.

~SEÑOR SISIG~ is going to be opening a brick and mortar in the former Blue Fig on Valencia, which includes a parklet and sunny back patio. Don’t worry, the five trucks will continue circulating (for now). Owner Evan Kidera is aiming for a May opening. 990 Valencia St. at 21st St. [Via Eater.]