Last month, the future of Marlowe's home at 330 Townsend was cast into question with news that developers planned to demolish the building and replace it with office buildings. Now, Inside Scoop brings word that the restaurant will be moving to another location: the current home of Coco500.
Coco500 owner Loretta Keller has sold the restaurant after 23 years in business, and the new takers are Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas and Jennifer Puccio. The team behind Marlowe, Park Tavern and The Cavalier have big plans for the newly relocated Marlowe, which will be twice the size of the Townsend St. original.
Designed by Ken Fulk, who most recently handled the distinctive look of The Cavalier, the newly revamped space will sport a breezy outdoor patio, full bar, late-night menu and at least one holdover from the Coco500 days: the famous green beans will remain on Marlowe's menu as an homage to Keller's legacy in the space.
The new Marlowe will also feature a notable dish from their own menu in a new way. The notorious Marlowe burger, which has also quietly replaced The Cavalier's Blue Bar burger, will soon be available at a walk-up window in the new location.
Fans of Coco500 can visit the restaurant until July 9th, when it will be closing its doors for good. The new Marlowe has a full revamp on the way, with a target opening date sometime in October.
· Coco500 to close and become Marlowe [Inside Scoop]
· The Cavalier, An Aristocratic British Clubhouse [~ ESF ~]
· Two developers think big in SoMa [SF Biz]