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All the Bay Area Restaurant Closures in Summer 2016

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A continually-updated list of restaurants and bars that have recently closed around the Bay Area. Head here for the most recent shuttered spots.


September 2

THE MISSION — Popular neighborhood brunch spot Radish at 19th and Lexington Streets has shuttered, citing the high cost of labor in the city. No word yet on a replacement, but the restaurant and its assets are currently for sale for a cool $1.5 million. [Capp Street Crap]

THE MISSION — Seemingly popular modish neighborhood comfort food emporium Grub has also closed its doors without warning, about a year after renovating and re-opening the space at 758 Valencia Street. According to neighbors, the space is now empty aside from a couple stacks of chairs. [Mission Local]

EMERYVILLE — The 65th Street location of Farley's will close, apparently due to the complexity of operating three cafes in three different Bay Area cities. Owner Chris Hillyard told Berkeleyside his other two cafés in San Francisco and Oakland will continue doing business, but the Emeryville address will become Dee Spot Café (with a very similar menu) once the sale paperwork is all buttoned up. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY — Fred's Market on Telegraph Avenue has quietly closed up shop. Although the market was popular with the neighborhood residents in search of a solid deli sandwich, there's no word yet on what could take over the space. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY — Michelle's Yogurt and Sweets has shuttered after a nearly 20-year run in the Telegraph Channing Mall. Records show the space will be replaced by a new, but different, tea and yogurt shop. [Daily Cal]


August 26

POTRERO HILL — The popular five-year-old eatery Market & Rye is shuttering at the end of August so chef/owner Ryan Scott can focus on his new project, Finn Town, in the Castro. [EaterWire]

CASTRO — Less than a year after opening, Artis Coffee Roasters is closing to focus on its Hayes Valley expansion and Berkeley location. [Hoodline]

TENDERNOB — Mediterranean spot Saha has closed, but will reopen at 2451 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley (the old Herbivore space). Look out for it come October. [SFist]

OUTER RICHMOND — Dim sum spot Jook Time has shuttered, a northern Chinese restaurant is rumored to be moving in. [Richmond District Blog]

OUTER RICHMOND April Calf has closed after a very poor health score, and is already a ramen shop called Kio Ramen from the same owners. [Richmond District Blog]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Due to a tripled commercial kitchen rent increase, Russian food purveyor Anda Piroshki is shuttering this Sunday, August 28. [Bernalwood]


August 19

DOGPATCH — Pupusa house The New Spot is closing, but will partner with Gilberths Latin Fusion for a new restaurant. [Tablehopper]

NOB HILL — The Coffee Cabin has shuttered with a note on the door that reads, "Thanks everybody. Goodbye and good luck." [Hoodline]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — The owner has sold the building that houses El Amigo, so the restaurant has closed. [Tablehopper]

BERKELEY — Nine years after opening, vegan restaurant Herbivore has shuttered for unknown reasons. Its Nopa location closed in the fall, too. [Berkeleyside]

CASTRO — Coffee and ice cream shop Eureka has closed after three years due to a decline in business. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — The fishermen-owned Bonita Fish Market is now closed. [Berkeleyside]


August 12

UPPER HAIGHT — Food vendor marketplace Second Act is shutting down, after not being able to keep enough tenants in the space. It will focus on events as it looks for a buyer. [The Chron]

TENDERLOIN — Lebanese wine and tapas lounge Mazza Luna has shuttered, to be replaced by a sushi spot from the same owners this September. [Hoodline]

NOE VALLEY — Longtime butcher shop Drewes Meats has closed, following an eviction for failure to pay rent. [Inside Scoop]


August 5

OUTER SUNSET — Seventeen-year-old Cajun restaurant Cajun Pacific shuttered its 4542 Irving St. location on July 23, but will continue as a catering operation with occasional pop-up dinners. In the future, it will serve lunch out of its catering kitchen in the Mission. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — San Francisco bakery Flour & Co. has shut down its Berkeley cafe due to not enough business. It still operates in that space for catering and to service the SF location. [EaterWire]

NAPAAtlas Social has also closed due to a low volume of business. Owner Michael Gyetvan still operates Norman Rose and Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca. [EaterWire]


July 29

NAPA — Napa’s ten-month-old Ninebark is shutting down, for a "necessary, but temporary" reason. No details are available beyond that, including when it may reopen and in what capacity. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Mexican restaurant La Rondalla has closed its doors, after a rocky 60-year history in which it was shut down in 2007 by the Health Department and reopened in May 2014. [SF Gate]

NOB HILLNob Hill Grille, the comfort food restaurant often plagued by a line out the door, has closed after ten years, with no explanation. [Hoodline]

LOS GATOS — After 31 years, California Cafe is closing this week due to an expiring lease. [Mercury News]

MISSION — This Sunday, July 31 brings Pig & Pie’s closure. The restaurant is for sale, as owners focus on family. [Mission Mission]

BERKELEY — Mediterranean restaurant Zatar has closed, an an apartment building will be built in its place. The owners are looking for a new location. [Berkeleyside]

ROCKRIDGEBarclay’s landlord has decided not to renew its lease, so the owners are looking for a new location. [Berkeleyside]


July 22

ALBANY — Wood-fired pizza restaurant Nizza La Bella (825 San Pablo Ave.) is no longer open. No word as to why. [EBX]

BERKELEY — The owner of Belli Osteria at 2016 Shattuck Ave. has sold the business, and it will reopen as an Italian wood-fired oven restaurant. [Berkeleyside]


July 15

SOMA— The party is over for BeatBox, the SoMa party space that has been a destination for the LGBT community for five years. The last night was Sunday, July 3. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND— Stag's Lunchette is closing down on August 1, for financial reasons. Owner Alexeis Filippo says she'll focus on boxed and company lunches in a new concept. [EaterWire]

NOE VALLEY— Sushi restaurant Tataki South has closed; the Glen Canyon and Lower Pac Heights locations remain open. [Tablehopper]


July 1

RUSSIAN HILL— Marina del Rey-based chain Killer Shrimp has concluded its "pop-up" in the old Taps space and is currently closed. Though no one previously mentioned that it was temporary, the CEO says the company is looking for another space, potentially on the waterfront. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET— After less than a year, Oro has closed in Mint Plaza. Chef/owner Jason Fox says that the "rough" environment in SF right now was the reason for the closure. Fox will now focus his attention on his original Mission restaurant, Commonwealth. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND— The much beloved restaurant Nellie's Soulfood has closed after 50 years, with founder Nellie Ozen and daughter Quinnette Ozen set to retire. However, 84-year-old Nellie seems to have other plans and says she might open something new in the future. [EaterWire]

COW HOLLOW— After 10 years on Union Street, Umami Sushi has closed, calling itself "another casualty of a changing San Francisco" in a note taped to the window. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET— Another restaurant closure in Mid-Market, after less than a year: Cadence' last dinner service will be July 2. Go in for one last chance to taste chef Joey Elenterio's food; no word on where he will land next. [EaterWire]


June 24

MARINA — The original Tacolicous at 2031 Chestnut St. is closing on Sunday, June 26. But! Fear not, it will reopen just across the street at 2250 Chestnut St. in a bigger and brighter space on Thursday, June 30. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Some intriguing drama has shut down Brown Jug Saloon, the dive bar open since 1941 at 496 Eddy St. Its liquor license was suspended after a police sting uncovered the ability to buy stolen alcohol and drugs at the bar. [Hoodline]

SOMA — Caribbean restaurant El Capitan and sister cafe Carafe have both closed. [Hoodline]

SAN MATEO — The owners of Osteria Coppa have sold the restaurant. It’s closed and should reopen as a new concept soon. [Inside Scoop]


June 17

OAKLAND — The six-month-old Casa Cubana has closed, with owner Joe Kohn citing that the East Bay is not fully ready for Cuban cuisine. Izzy’s Steak & Chop House will expand into the space instead. [EaterWire]

NOE VALLEY — Due to rising costs of running a business in San Francisco, Hahn's Hibachi at 1305 Castro St. has shuttered. Bistro SF Grill will be moving in. [Tablehopper]

SANTA ROSA — Brazilian churrascaria Brasa has closed, with no explanation. [Bite Club Eats]

BERKELEYDot Island Grill at 2431-A Durant Ave. has closed due to a lack of business. Chinese restaurant Famous Bao has already taken its place. [Berkeleyside]

SOMA — It seems like 43-year-old B&M Mei Sing will close for good. The Cantonese Chinese restaurant has temporarily closed, writing on the door that they "will be on a vacation hiatus for the next few months to contemplate the future of either reopening or retiring." [Hoodline]


June 3

UNION SQUARE Blondie's Pizza has closed due to a "severe cockroach infestation." [SFist]

NORTH BEACH — After 20 years in the neighborhood, corner store Fog Hill Market is now closed after a rent hike. [Hoodline]