As it turns out, the rumors were true. After over twenty years in business, Frankie's Bohemian Cafe has closed its doors. A tipster informs us that the restaurant was gutted yesterday and everything inside was hauled away.
As reported in August, an ABC license in the window of the longtime Czech restaurant and bar indicated a change of name to "Locale Pizzeria." The names on the license application match the owners of next door Fishbowl Bar & Grill, hinting that a takeover may be in the offing.
Frankie's iconic red building and striped awning was a fixture on the corner of Divisadero and Pine, where it was known as a casual spot to watch sports and enjoy beer specials, burgers and classic Czech dishes like brambory (a blend of potato, zucchini and cheese with a variety of toppings). No word yet on why the restaurant has bowed out or what might be next for the owners, but look out for a probable pizza spot appearing at that address in the future.
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