"Classy on the corner," says EaterSF of the eagerly anticipated new hotspot at Fillmore and Clay. "The word is clearly out among locals, who are already filling the seats at the handsome Palmer's Tavern."
"A menu of classy tavern food and well-priced cocktails make this a ready-made neighborhood gathering spot. The Long Bar space has been revamped with a sexy, mahogany ethos: dark wood paneling, old photographs and leather booths lend an air of nostalgia to the space."
POSH SALON IS
DOUBLING IN SIZE
Posh, the salon at 2444 Fillmore, near Jackson, has also closed — but only temporarily. Its stylists are camping out for a few weeks at 2420 Polk Street while expanding into the space next door on Fillmore that was occupied for 60 years by Bond Cleaners. A new look and new services are expected to be unveiled in early November.
MORE FRENCH FLAVOR
COMES TO THE STREET
Adding still more French flavor to the street, the storefront at 2033 Fillmore that formerly housed Hlaska has been taken over by Sandro, a France-based brand of clothing and accessories for men and women.
The revamped space has a modern look, with floors of repurposed wood in a herringbone pattern. The shotgun shape of the shop has been simply outfitted with racks that run the length of the deep but narrow space: women’s clothing on the right, men’s on the left.
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
GIVES WAY TO ELLA MOSS
The number of home stores on Fillmore Street continues to decline, and the number of clothing stores continues to climb.
The mid-century modern outpost Design Within Reach closed its doors At the end of August at 1913 Fillmore. A number of fashion labels battled over the space, including Trina Turk and the Kate Spade empire. Both lost out to Ella Moss, a label well known in department stores, which will open its own boutique on Fillmore.
MORE FASHION COMING
The independent sportswear maker Clary Sage packed up its bags and closed its store at 2241 Fillmore, next door to the Clay Theater, in late August. Several fashion labels are said to be eyeing the space, but are balking at their inability to redesign the facade, which is a pair to its next-door neighbor. . . . At 2130 Fillmore, the German chain Oska lost its bid to open a store under its own name and instead has opened as 2130, offering Oska and other brands. . . . A gaggle of other fashion labels is said to be vying for the space a couple of doors south at 2124 Fillmore occupied for decades by Pure Beauty, which closed in late September.
RETROFIT ON SUTTER
Off the beaten path on Sutter Street, near Pierce, Timeless Treasures and Sidney Salon have lost their homes temporarily while the building is expanded and retrofitted. TT is taking a break, after a big sale; Sidney is at Winfred’s Salon at 1967 Sutter.