After 16 years serving the likes of tater-tot mac and cheese and duck confit to the Inner Richmond (including an appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives), the couple behind Q Restaurant has decided to call it a day. As RichmondSF reports, the restaurant posted a letter to customers stating that its final day in business will be June 29. The reason for the closure: co-owner Andrew Gillen is suffering from severe back problems, and needs time to focus on his health. "This has been a very difficult and emotional decision and we are so sad to say goodbye, but health takes priority," Gillen and wife Brinn Riley wrote in their letter to customers. "Please come see us over the next month to get a last few Q meals, share stories, write on our memory wall, and say goodbye." The closure will affect a number of longtime staffers, including one employee who's been there since the beginning, and others with tenures of six years or more.
· Q Restaurant closing June 29 [RichmondSF]
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