The short-lived Pickles (42 Columbus Ave.)—previously Clown Alley—in the Financial District has closed and is up for sale. Lingba Lounge (1469 18th St.) in Potrero Hill is also reportedly closing due to a rent increase (according to Eater). Lingba’s last night is supposedly this Saturday December 19th, although a commenter says, “I was at Lingba Lounge last night and was told that the lounge/bar would stay open for another month or two…” When I hear back from Lingba’s owner and can confirm details, I’ll let you know.
As for an opening, ~MISSION MINIS~ has a kiosk open at 524 Union St. at Grant. You can pick up some of their charming little cupcakes (say hello to horchata) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am—6pm.
Photo from Mission Mini.