Wow, Italian stalwart IL FORNAIO has closed its SF location after 30 years at Levi’s Plaza (citing a rent increase, an aging building, and slow business). The other locations in Burlingame, Palo Alto, and San Jose are still open. 1265 Battery St. at Greenwich. [Via Hoodline.]
That construction on Van Ness has been an endless nightmare for many, and sadly it sounded the death knell for neighborhood bar BOOTLEG BAR & KITCHEN, which is closing on November 1st. Their last night, this Wednesday the 31st, they’ll be pouring at going-out-of-business prices: $7 for any liquor, $3 for beers. Read more about the shituation for other businesses on Van Ness as well, like Helmand Palace and Tommy’s Joynt. 2360 Van Ness Ave. at Green.
Il Fornaio on Battery Street. Yelp photo by Ali R.