Boogaloo's, the popular Mission brunch spot, suffered a one-alarm fire in the early hours of Monday morning.
The fire reportedly started in the office space above the restaurant shortly after midnight. Luckily, no one was injured in the brief blaze, which was extinguished within 30 minutes. And although the fire did not spread downstairs, Assistant Chief Tom Siragusa said that second-story blaze resulted in water damage to the restaurant itself; the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Boogaloo's was already living on borrowed time. Eater reported last August that the restaurant would be closing due to what GM Peter Hood called "whacked out Valencia Street rent." Following the rent hike, the restaurant has continued to operate as usual as it waits for someone to snatch it up at the new price: the latest Craigslist listing has the restaurant priced at $17,500 per month. Stay tuned for more details on the future of the restaurant post-fire.