Some closures around town, including old-timer PARK CHOW, which closed on Sunday January 19th after 20 years of business. A neighbor gave me a heads-up that owner Tony Gulisano decided to move on and focus his energy on the upcoming opening of Chow Oakland Cafe, Bakery & Market. You can read more in his letter on their site, and they are hosting a little reception for regulars this coming Sunday January 28th. 1240 9th Ave. at Lincoln.
After almost two years on Valencia, the restaurant and brewery BRASSERIE SAINT JAMES decided to close over the holidays. Eater reports they were planning a renovation (the space was previously Abbot’s Cellar), but after reviewing the numbers, they decided to close. Some larger restaurant groups are reportedly interested in the space. 742 Valencia St. at 18th St.
Just across the street, the live music venue The Chapel has closed their 85-seat restaurant, THE VESTRY. The Eater post mentions they will be launching a new restaurant concept in the space, so stand by.
Up on Nob Hill, the Champagne and fries bar THE FINE MOUSSE is closing this Saturday January 27th (UPDATE: they are now open through Saturday February 3rd!), after more than two years in business. If you come by this week, you’ll get free fries with every bottle purchased. A press release mentions coffee roaster Megafauna will be popping up in mid-February, a project from Avery Burke of The Temporarium (he’s building out a shop in Upper Market and this will be an interim sneak peek until it’s ready to open!). 1098 Jackson St. at Taylor.
Since we’re talking about Upper Market, THE MYRIAD FOOD HALL is closing February 28th. If you had a favorite vendor, check in and see if they will be landing elsewhere; Hoodline reports Bunn Mike will be moving to North Beach (752 Columbus Ave.). 2175 Market St. at 15th St.
Inner Sunset fixture Park Chow has closed after 20 years. Photo via Facebook.