Just a week and a half after Ike's Place shuttered on 18th Street with an evening vigil of long lines and tearily digested dirty sauce, comes the shocking news that owner Ike Shehadeh has entered a service agreement with Lime restaurant on Market Street allowing him to serve sandwiches from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Ike tells us Lime approached him a while back about sharing the space in this manner and he decided to take them up on the offer after his San Francisco closure so that he could keep his remaining employees employed.
As of today, they are taking phone orders only, which will eliminate lines. And there will be no Ike's sandwiches on Sundays when Lime packs religiously with a euphorically drunken, table-dancing brunch scene. As far as permitting issues, Ike explains there are none. "Lime's permit is more than sufficient in allowing us to operate legally here in this way," he says. [EaterWire]
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