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EaterWire: Things Not Looking Ideal For Vino Divino

NORTH BEACH—Once again, a decision regarding the fate of Vino Divino has been delayed by the Planning Dept. The wine retail-wine bar combo at 507 Columbus Avenue is seeking a conditional use authorization, and since it's a) technically a beer and wine eating place and b) in North Beach, the preliminary recommendation is disapproval. According to a member of the commission, the reasoning behind the disapproval is simply the oversaturation of North Beach with restaurants and bars. The average breakdown of neighborhood businesses should be about 25% restaurants and bars, but North Beach is in the 40-45% range, so the city is trying to cut back. You've been warned, prospective restaurateurs. The new hearing date is February 14th. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS—Right off the corner of California and Fillmore, Zao Noodle Bar—pictured above, and at this point, probably better known as the second location of Pizzeria Delfina—has set a move-out date, sort of. Zao will shutter sometime around the end of April, which means that the Eater Oddsmakers have marked August as the early over/under on Delfina's Pac Heights arrival. Bets now being accepted. [EaterWire]

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