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MAU, Closed By Rent Hike, Will Reopen After Landlord Agreement

Late this month or early next, according to a note

Caleb Pershan

The closure of Mission District Vietnamese eatery MAU will be temporary, not final (as feared), thanks to successful negotiations with the restaurant’s landlord. Restaurant staff and regular clientele can now breathe a collective sigh of relief, and return to 665 Valencia Street later this month or next month when the restaurant will reopen.

A sign at MAU last week announced the restaurant’s closure, citing a significant rent increase, and thanked customers for their patronage. But a new sign on the door, first spotted by Chronicle sleuth Paolo Lucchessi, holds a welcome update:

“Our Landlord reached out to us and we were able to come to an agreement to continue on,” the note says. “We will close temporarily to regroup, but expect us back in business end of October early November.”

Caleb Pershan

Eater has reached out to MAU for details of the rent agreement, and to learn what changes, if any, could be in store at the 5-year-old business. This post will be updated accordingly.