While having drinks (yes, plural) at 15 Romolo last week, a North Beach local told me ~MANGAROSA~ was closing soon. Sure enough, their website says their last day will be April 23rd. (You can read owners Marcelo and Gina Betti’s farewell note on their website.) According to the letter, the landlord is opening a new project in the space.
Some readers also wrote in to say the ~ON THE CORNER~ café on Divisadero and Oak has closed. And whaddya know, the number is disconnected.
Meanwhile, ~TRADER VIC’S EMERYVILLE~ has announced a temporary closure from April 30th until September of this year so they can revamp and revitalize the location. They will be posting updates and sneak peeks of the progress throughout the temporary closure on their Facebook fan page. The press release also states, “Check the Facebook fan page daily as they will be running a week’s worth of too-good-to-be-true specials from April 25th-April 29th as a special thank you to their loyal customers.”