With the closure of the ‘Wichcraft location in the Westfield San Francisco Centre in June, it was only a matter of time before we were going to hear an update from Perbacco and Barbacco’s Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje on their plans for the space. While earlier rumors pointed to a potential Scandinavian project (Terje is from Sweden), it ends up the project is going to be a modern European brasserie serving primarily contemporary French cuisine, with a few Scandinavian dishes making appearances on the menu; both lunch and dinner will be served. Scoop reports the project will be called VOLTA (Latin for “turning point”), and Cass Calder Smith (CCS Architecture) is designing the 7,200-square-foot space. Look for an opening around late fall. 868 Mission St. at 5th St.
The exterior of ‘Wichcraft. Yelp photo by Luis C.