The Plywood Report is your all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants and bars to grace our fair city. See some plywood going up in your neighborhood? Do let us know; bonus points if you include photos.
1) Hayes Valley: Via a well-connected correspondent, we have it that the under-construction room you see in the above shot is the ground-level space of The Hayes condo complex. The space will most likely be divided between restaurant and retail. No further details other than what's already known—"a big, local name" will take it—are available just yet, but tip line operators are standing by. [PLYWOOD]
2) Hayes Valley Bonus: Over on Hayes, just off Laguna, the next Frjtz location is coming along, as seen by a tipster, who also sends the pictured interior shot, along the following: "Snapped a quick photo of the inside of Frjtz on Hayes right before the workers gave me a dirty look. Still no walls. Enjoy!" [Eater Inbox]
3) The Marina: The proposed expansion of the Grove Cafe, approved in the fall, continues to hit roadblocks. You'll recall that the Grove (on the corner) wants to take over the vacant space next door in order to turn into a full-service restaurant. Current estimates have the Grove folks hoping to have construction permits in order by March. [PLYWOOD]
4) The Castro: Rounding out this edition of the Plywood Report is he pair of spaces currently under construction on Castro Street—531 and 541 Castro Street, to be precise. Hasz Construction (Bacar, Frisson, Cyrus) is indeed still working on the spaces, but only one will be a restaurant (the other will be retail), and according to sources, owner Les Natali will keep the Patio Cafe name. [PLYWOOD]
And for your rainy day viewing pleasure, here's a shot of the vast (!) interior space: