Welcome back to the Plywood Report, your regular, all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants and bars to grace our fair city. Spot something new on your block? Let us know. Bonus points and a gold star if you include photos.
1) The Mission: Already a plywood vet is Grub on Valencia between 18th and 19th, but since it's in a high-profile location, updates abound. A tipster sends along the above shots, and from the looks of the interior, we're guessing that the late summer/early fall estimates are a bit optimistic, similar to Isaac Mognnam's other delayed project currently mired in plywood, Polk Street's Booth. [PLYWOOD]
2) Outer Sunset: Quoth another tipster on the progress of Sloat Boulevard's Java Beach: "I snapped this after the zoo. There is signage that says Java Beach and the entire building itself is plywood. Yay!" [PLYWOOD]
3) Western Addition: Following up on our earlier wonderings regarding the current doings at the old Fulton Street Bar: "Restaurant For Lease" signs have been erected, complete with renderings of what the space could look like. Suffice to say, the renderings do not resemble the last tenant. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
4) SoMa: Fresh plywood is now covering up the corner of 6th and Stevenson, just on through the seedy alley from Mint Plaza. A source at the scene—not someone, uh, hanging out there—says a coffeeshop is on the way, but we've also heard rumblings of a French restaurant. Anyone know anything? [PLYWOOD]
5) The Marina: Wrapping up this edition of the Plywood Report is another quasi-mystery. A jubilant "Leased!" sign has been put up at the shuttered Andale space on Chestnut Street. With a little patio nook and everything, we're thinking this is pretty prime real estate (and probably pricey too). Info on 2150 Chestnut should be sent this way, if you would. [PRE-PLYWOOD]