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Future Uncertain For Bon Marché Brasserie As Owners Look To Sell

Another big blow for Mid-Market's dining scene: Eater reported yesterday that Bon Marché's space in the Twitter building lobby is up for sale.

Despite previously envisioning the 7,200-square-foot space as the perfect venue for a sprawling Parisian market—offering a cocktail bar, brewery, raw bar, full restaurant and flower shop—Matt Semmelhack, owner of Mercer Restaurant Group (which runs AQ, Fénix as well as Bon Marché) told the publication that the space was just too big "for the economics of restaurants in San Francisco’s current climate."

While it's being marketed for sale as a turnkey restaurant, Semmelhack noted that they are open to other ideas, like downsizing Bon Marché and sharing the space or partnering to open a whole new concept.

The news comes shortly after two other recently launched Mid-Market restaurants, Cadence and Oro, called it quits.


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