SUPERCHEF CHARLES PHAN “doesn’t have to go far to raid his restaurant pantry for ingredients,” The New York Times reports, since the family lives in an apartment above his Out the Door restaurant on Bush Street.
JUICY NEWS LOOKING
FOR A NEW HOME
Juicy News, the newstand at the top of Fillmore near Jackson for the past 23 years, is scrambling to find a new home. The new owners of the building have given notice that Juicy News must vacate its longtime storefront at 2453 Fillmore by January 31.
Owner Mo Salimi says he has hired a real estate broker and made offers on two possible spaces, but has not yet secured a new location.
“We’d like to stay on Fillmore,” he says, but is also considering spaces on Union and Divisadero — and possibly in North Beach.
Salimi has set up a fundraiser on Indigogo to raise at least $60,000 to help relocate the store.
"We've received a tremendous amount of support so far and would like to channel that support and energy into funding our campaign so we can stay local and viable," Salimi said. "So let's be positive and get to work."
PROGRESS COMES TO
THE JAZZ DISTRICT
T here’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on with the dining scene on Fillmore Street just south of the Geary bridge.
• The biggest news is the opening at 1525 Fillmore of The Progress, the new and more formal restaurant from State Bird Provisions chef-owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski.
• Across the street, Zoomaak has opened in the small space at 1552 Fillmore. It's a cross-cultural Korean wine and tapas bar, owner Jade Kim says.
• A block south, the husband-and-wife team of David Lawrence and Monetta White, owners of 1300 on Fillmore, plan a second spot at 1325 Fillmore, across from the mother ship. It will be a barbecue joint called Black Bark, expected to open in the spring.
• After being plagued by flooding problems, Gussie’s Chicken & Waffles at 1521 Eddy Street, near Fillmore, has called it quits.
FASHION ON FILLMORE:
COMINGS & GOINGS
The new high-tech Rebecca Minkoff store is now open at 2124 Fillmore, formerly home of the Pure Beauty store.
Peruvian Connection closed its boutique at 2326 Fillmore at the end of the year, noting on its website that it had "outgrown this charming space."
HeidiSays has temporarily shuttered its original location at 2426 Fillmore while it undergoes a makeover. In February the store will reopen and consolidate Heidi's two stores on the block. HeidiSays Shoes will remain at 2105 Fillmore.
Popping up: Online men's fashion retailer Ministry of Supply has opened temporarily in the space at 1903 Fillmore that was previously part of Zinc Details. Popping down: Amour Vert has closed its holiday pop-up at 2136 Fillmore and consolidated operations at its store on Hayes Street.
HOTEL TOMO SOLD
— BOP CITY AVAILABLE
Hotel Tomo in Japantown has been taken over by the Kimpton group, joining the nearby Hotel Kabuki under new ownership. . . . And a “for rent” sign has gone up at 1712 Fillmore on one of the neighborhood’s most legendary buildings, formerly home of Marcus Books and Bop City.
NEW NIGHTCLUB OPEN
IN THE JAZZ DISTRICT
A showy new nightclub featuring DJs, dancing and bottle service is now open at 1538 Fillmore, the former home of Rasellas jazz club. Origin Boutique Nightclub, owned by the founders of the Grand Nightclub south of Market, is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
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