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Corner Store Team Opening Sports Bar, San Francisco Athletic Club, in Former Tortilla Heights

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Last month came news that Tortilla Heights was ending their nearly ten-year tenure on Divisadero, opening up the space for Miles Palliser and Ezra Berman of the Corner Store—along with Neil Holbrook (formerly of Kezar Pub)—to introduce a new concept. Now, Inside Scoop brings word that the new spot will be a spacious sports bar, called The San Francisco Athletic Club.

The SFAC is aiming to be Lower Pac Heights' new sports-watching destination, with room for 100 avid fans, 28 big-screen televisions and a 20-seat bar. A full food menu will come courtesy of Corner Store sous chefs Matt Rosson and Sam Kazik, though details are scarce on what exactly they've got planned. And lest you think this will be just another sports den, they've got a few extra surprises planned, most notably a 12-foot bleacher that can be deployed for big games and the choice to up the ante on the traditional beer bucket with the option of ordering a beer "bathtub." (We're pretty sure this will not end well.)

Designer Clint Miller, who did The Corner Store, Redford and Sabrosa, is already at work, and the owners are aiming to coincide their opening with the World Cup, which means that a mid-June opening is the goal.

· Tortilla Heights' replacement: The San Francisco Athletic Club [Inside Scoop]
· Tortilla Heights Is Closing [~ ESF ~]

San Francisco Athletic Club

1750 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94115

San Francisco Athletic Club

1750 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA