After more than 20 years in business, high-end vegan restaurant ~MILLENNIUM~ is closing. A note explaining the closure mentions that the Hotel California space was recently purchased by Seattle-based Pineapple Hospitality, and they will not be renewing the restaurant’s lease. However, chef-partner Eric Tucker and general manager Alison Bagby are apparently planning to open a new restaurant with a plant-based focus somewhere else in Bay Area, either in San Francisco or the East Bay. Millennium’s last day is April 30th, so you have a couple of months to get in there before they close for good. As for Tucker and Bagby’s plans, we’ll let you know when we hear anything.
While I was away in Hong Kong, a few tablehopper pals let me know that Charles Phan’s British pub concept, THE COACHMAN, was going to close on Friday January 30th. The restaurant opened last March and struggled to find a niche, until shuttering. No word on what Phan’s plans are for the space in SoMa, which also used to house Heaven’s Dog. 1148 Mission St. at 7th St.
Another punch for our city’s vegans: Eater reports that vegetarian and vegan restaurant SOURCE has closed. After four years of business, it seems they simply weren’t able to make ends meet. Business partners and brothers Mitchell and Adam Fox will continue to run their Berkeley outpost, SOURCE MINI. 11 Division St. at De Haro.
Some of the Millennium crew in the restaurant’s dining room. Photo from Facebook.