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JACKSON SQUARE—Now shuttered for good, Scott Howard has officially gone on the market, as evidenced by the new window decorations seen above and this online ad. Among the selling points: "Millions of dollars have been spent on building this award winning restaurant and bar that was formerly the famous Cypress Club for many years ... The restaurant did $2.1 million sales in 2006 and $2.6 million sales in 2007." Current asking price for the difficult space: $595,000. [EaterWire]
DALY CITY—Arguably one of the best dim sum places in the Bay Area, Koi Palace got robbed of over $36,000 in cash over the weekend. From the Examiner: "When the restaurant’s employees came to work in the morning, they found that a cabinet containing a cash box was pried open and $36,288 in tips was missing, police said." We're not quite sure why anyone, let alone a dim sum restaurant, would keep that amount of cash laying around in a box, but know this: you'd have to sell an awful lot of $2 sesame seed balls to get that much dough. Fact. [SFE]
MINT PLAZA—Another obstacle has been overcome in Chez Papa's quest to open before the Chinese Olympics: the liquor license application has been approved and has crossed the threshold from pending to active. Baby steps, baby steps. Due date still tentatively set for the 18th, for now. [ABC]