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Changes Are Afoot At The Castro's SliderBar

You may have noticed closed doors and curious activity at SliderBar (2295 Market St.), and wondered just what was going on.

Some have taken the closed doors, painted-over signage, and past health shutdowns as a sign of the burger-and-fries joint closing for good; one tipster told us that the owners "are rebranding Sliderbar into an organic salad and sandwich shop and will close either the week of the 6th or 13th."

However, two anonymous sources at SliderBar both told us that the location is merely undergoing renovations, as well as some menu changes.

New paint over sign and awning

Rumors of changes began when we noticed a Craigslist ad for a new burger place in the Castro. While the ad didn't list the location, an almost identical ad appeared on Proven yesterday. This time, the address matched SliderBar, and the restaurant was described as "a new Gormet [sic] Burger, Brunch Place in Castro/Upper Market."

We reached out to SliderBar for more information and were able to speak with two employees, both of whom wanted to remain anonymous.

"We're just renovating parts of the interior and exterior of the building," one employee told us.

When we asked about the job listings, the second employee said it was part of a menu change. "We'll still have some popular items from before, but we'll be introducing new offerings as well," the person said. It's unclear how long the renovations will take and when the eatery might reopen its doors. 

We've reached out to SliderBar HQ and will update if and when we hear any official news about the changes. In the meantime, let us know if you've heard anything about the restaurant's future plans. 

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