Down But Not Out: S.F. Restaurant Closures in June

Yes, restaurants are closing in San Francisco, but it does seem that for every place that closes, another one or two spring open. (And no, they're not all fancy pizza joints.) There are other hopeful signs. Some locations of shuttered restaurants already have plans for new tenants, or the eateries themselves are slated to reopen elsewhere.

June's highest-profile closure was 20-year-old Postrio, Wolgang Puck's S.F. outpost in the Prescott Hotel. Puck has plans to renovate, redecorate, reconceive, and relaunch in 2010. Fans of West Portal's Old Krakow, the city's only white-tablecloth Polish place, might be heartened to know it hopes to find a new location. The space that housed City Grill's American comfort food will soon be French-themed Bistro 24, courtesy of Stefano Coppola, owner of both the defunct City and its next-door neighbor Lupa. In the fall, the space that was Jones Roadhouse will see the rise of yet another upscale sports bar. For those who frequented the Inner Sunset's Café Gratitude, you can still be grateful for the Mission (2400 Harrison at 20th St.) and East Bay outposts (1730 Shattuck at Virginia, Berkeley, and 230 Bay Place at Harrison, Oakland). But corporate owner Hershey's is permanently closing iconic SF chocolatier Joseph Schmidt. Oh, well — win some, lose some. Complete list after the jump.


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