It's a hard time for restaurants, and thus a busy time for The Shutter, the place for reports of any and all closings around town. As always, your sightings to email@example.com. This morning, we bring word of two relative newbies on their way to restaurant heaven.
1) The Richmond: Despite a popular brunch service, Peruvian restaurant Karamanduka shuttered this past weekend after only two years in business. The new tenant at the 50-seat space at Clement and 19th will be an Italian restaurant called Tiziano. The locals' reaction: "I'm so sad to see this place go! And for another Italian restaurant!" [Shutter Inbox]
2) The Castro: We mentioned it in passing at the end of last week, but Gustofino Fine Foods has officially joined the deep ranks of failed local enterprises as well, although a three-month lifespan is shorter than most. According to various chowhounds on the scene, the culprit was "insufficient capital," also known as poor business planning. In any event, it appears that a bakery will take its place at 248 Church Street. [CH]