There's been a lot of turnover in the "Under the Dome" squadron of restaurants in the Westfield San Francisco Centre in recent years, with M.Y. China, La Boulange, Cupola Pizzeria, and the forthcoming Tap415 all arriving on the scene. Now, one of the two remaining original tenants, Straits, is on its way out. As Inside Scoop reports, chef-restaurateur Chris Yeo originally birthed Singaporean-influenced Straits in the Inner Richmond in the 1980s, eventually opening outposts in Santana Row, Burlingame and Houston. But the influx of new competition, particularly celebrity-chef-equipped fellow Asian spot M.Y. China, might have made it hard for the eight-year-old restaurant to compete. Straits is leaving behind a 5,000-square-foot space that will likely be hotly contested; Lark Creek Steak is now the only remaining Under the Dome player that's been there since the mall's opening.
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