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'The Esan Classic,' From Lers Ros Owner, Taking Former Olive Space On Larkin

'The Esan Classic,' From Lers Ros Owner, Taking Former Olive Space On Larkin
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By Nuala Sawyer - Published on October 21, 2015.

Lers Ros, the upscale Thai restaurant with three locations around the city, may soon be opening a fourth outpost—right across the street, and under a different name.

The Esan Classic has applied to take over the former home of Olive, at 739-743 Larkin St., between Olive Alley and O'Farrell Street. Olive, which opened on Larkin Street in 2004, was a popular spot for pizza and martinis, but closed its doors last year, due to rent increases.

On October 6th, the business name 'The Esan Classic' was registered at the address to Tom Silargorn, owner of Lers Ros. Six days later, a beer and wine license application was filed under the same name. 

Lers Ros opened its first location at 730 Larkin in 2008. Two other locations followed, on Hayes Street in Hayes Valley and 16th Street in the Mission.

While it's not confirmed yet that The Esan Classic will serve Thai food, the name is a bit of a giveaway: Esan (or Isan) is a northwestern region of Thailand, where the cuisine varies slightly from its central and southern counterparts. 

We reached out to Silargorn for more information, but have yet to hear back. We'll update you with more information if and when it becomes available.