Welcome back to the Plywood Report, your regular, all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants and bars to grace our fair city. Do let us know if you spot something new on your block.
1) SoMa: Right between Westfield's Fifth Street entrance and Little Joe's on the corner of Mission and Fifth, Sushi Club is moving in. It will be the latest satellite eatery to open up in the developing area surrounding Westfield and Mint Plaza. It's a fairly small storefront and is by the same owners of Shiki over on Third Street. [PLYWOOD]
2) The Mission: We mentioned Driscoll's Tavern a few weeks ago, but Missionites are still wondering about the bar (?) going in on the corner of 22nd and South Van Ness in the old Driscoll's Mortuary space. We haven't been able to uncover much either, so if anyone has any further intel, feel free to share, either in the comments below or straight to the tipline. [PLYWOOD]
3) SoMa: Now shuttered but making a comeback is SoMa Coffee. Signs on the window say that the Howard Street cafe is now under new management, but promise that it will reopen soon. Stay tuned. [PLYWOOD]
4) Russian Hill: Speaking of comebacks, Star of India—or something in its stead—looks like it's finally began work after a fatal fire burned down the place last year. Word on Polk is that it will be Star of India, not another business, that will (re)open in the space, but we haven't heard anything definitive just yet. You'll recall that Tuttimelon is trying to move in next door. [PLYWOOD]