After a 13-year run at its flagship store on Haight, Asqew closed its doors yesterday.
In addition to the Haight Street location, they closed the 3 other remaining restaurants in San Francisco. Their exit was sort of surreptitious - we didn't see any signage or hear any whispers.
But alas, they're gone. SF Gate reports that owner Mark Nicandri looks forward to spending more time with his family and pursuing new opportunities.
The Huffington Post reports that the chain has seen some troubles in the past few years. First, in 2008, cofounder David Gogolak was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Montana, and then the recession forced the chain to close half its restaurants in 2009.
We wish Mark luck, and we can't wait to see what moves in.