South At SFJazz Shutters, New Concept In The Works

South, the restaurant and bar located inside Hayes Valley's SFJazz Center, has quietly closed its doors after four years in business (and one big reinvention). 

Originally opened by restaurateur Charles Phan in March 2013 as a New Orleans-inspired eatery, South rejiggered its offering in 2014, pivoting to a menu of Mexican small plates and a tequila- and mezcal-forward cocktail offering.

In mid-February of this year, the business closed its doors. SFJazz's Marshall Lamm confirmed the closure, saying that "Charles Phan and the Slanted Door group are no longer the restaurant and bar operator" for the venue. He noted the parting was amicable, saying simply that it was time to take the space "in a different direction."

With a renovation underway, Lamm says a new concept could debut as soon as mid-April, though final details are still being ironed out. We'll update you when we know what's next for the space. 

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