Category: restaurants

El Valenciano for sale, new restaurant opening on Valencia

One old restaurant is on the block, while a new one is preparing to open on Valencia Street. Spanish restaurant and dance club El Valenciano is listed for sale in a Craigslist ad that describes a “fantastic opportunity to purchase a well-established part bar, part Spanish restaurant & part dance club with weekly salsa nights […]

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Pizza our hearts: Pauline’s is for sale

‘ UPDATE 12/8/16: Friend of Capp Street Crap and volunteer editor Jeff spoke with Pauline’s owner this week who told him that it’s been tough to find affordable employees who care about the craft. She also noted that she is 70 years old and is done after running Pauline’s for 34 years. The good news? She […]

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Naan-plussed: Indian chain moving into old Minako sushi space

Once on track to reopen as a soup-centric restaurant, the tiny Mission Street space that was once Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant is becoming a Naan ‘N’ Curry. Signs have already gone up for the Indian and Pakistani chain restaurant at 2154 Mission St., and it looks to be opening soon. A visit early this week found […]

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Bottomless mimosas hit bottom: Radish and Grub have closed

Your brunch options in the Mission just got significantly slimmer. Two local spots, Radish and Grub, have recently shut their doors. It’s unclear when either of the restaurants closed exactly. A walk by both locations over the weekend found the doors of both spaces locked but no signs posted announcing their closure. Capp Street Crap […]

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Valencia drama continues: Osha is for sale

Suggesting that the life span of pretty much everything on Valencia Street is limited, longtime restaurant Osha Thai is on the market. Opened 13 years ago, the Mission outpost of the popular San Francisco chain is listed for $300,000. It is unclear what is prompting the sale. Efforts to reach the owners via email and […]

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Uprooted: Neighborhood favorite Radish for sale

Brunch favorite and mimosa mainstay Radish is on the market. The neighborhood eatery, which opened at 19th and Lexington streets in 2011, was listed for sale on Craigslist but the ad was recently taken down. The text of that ad is still visible on another site. Radish’s owner Emily Summers said her landlord is selling […]

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No soup for you! The old Minako space up for grabs again

The former home of Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant appears to be back on the market. An ad posted on Craigslist Wednesday lists the “newly renovated” restaurant at 2154 Mission St. for sale due to a partnership disbanding. Capp Street Crap reported last year that Pete Mrabe, of North Beach’s Don Pisto’s and Chubby Noodle, planned […]

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Ay pupusa! Balompié Cafe shuttering until next year

Fans of Balompié Cafe in the Mission will soon have to look elsewhere to get their pupusa fix. The Salvadoran restaurant, at the corner of 18th and Capp Streets, is closing as of May 29 until next year while their building is retrofitted. Manager Evelyn Figueroa said work is being done to their basement and the […]

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‘Evil Eye’ to open on Mission Street

The former Coco Frio isn’t sitting cold for long. Soluna partner Matt Norris is opening a “cocktail-driven” restaurant and bar called Evil Eye in the Caribbean eatery’s old space near 25th and Mission Streets, possibly as early as the end of May. Norris, who was also Soluna’s former bar manager and a partner at the […]

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Months after rebranding, Valencia Street’s Nostra is for sale

The drama continues at 280 Valencia St. Roughly seven months after its predecessor Plin closed and was rebranded as Nostra Spaghetteria, the Italian restaurant is up for sale. A Craigslist ad posted this week lists a sale price of $550,000 with a monthly rent of $12,503.33. The ad also notes the “seller just spent $800,000 […]

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