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EaterWire AM Edition: Phan Expands in SoMa Grand, Asqew Grill Founder Passes Away

SOMA—The condo dining craze just continues to grow, as Charles Phan's unnamed project in the SoMa Grand—still slated for a June debut—is already expanding: "It is also reported that restaurateur Charles Phan (Slanted Door) has decided to take over the entire retail space instead of half as originally planned. The expanded space in addition to the restaurant will include a private lounge for SOMA Grand homeowners." NB: the perks set up for homeowners fall in line with similar options at the Danko and Mina upcoming condo developments. [SF New Developments]

CITY-WIDE—In some sad news, David Gogolak, the 36-year-old co-founder of Asqew Grill, died recently in a Montana avalanche. He opened the first Asqew Grill in the Haight in 1999, and the ninth location of the BBQ chain will open this spring in Mill Valley, where he lived with his wife and two young kids. Donations in David's honor may be made to any of three non-profit organizations close to David's heart: the Montana Land Reliance, Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol or The Cottage in Darien (a home for the mentally handicapped), c/o Kelly Associates. [EaterWire Inbox]

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