SF Business News: Hawker Eats, Bangkok Bistro, & Light Waves Imaging Shutter, More

Bangkok Bistro shuttered after less than a year. | Photo: Bangkok Bistro/Facebook
By Susan Xu - Published on March 04, 2017.

In yesterday's business roundup, we reported on the newest eats to hit the streets of San Francisco. We're continuing our list today with a rundown of local businesses (and even more restaurants) that have recently opened or shuttered around the city.

SF Eats

Inner Richmond: Hawker Eats Becomes AYI
1650 Balboa St.

Hawker Eats, an Inner Richmond fixture, known for its Japanese fusion dishes like ramen and karaage curry, has shut down. Although a reason for closure has not been cited, Yelp warns consumers that the restaurant received a poor food safety rating, in the bottom 5 percent locally.

Photo: Judy C./Yelp

The restaurant is now AYI super Korean food & soju house, specializing in traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap and Korean BBQ, along with soju cocktails. A current AYI employee tells us that it's under new ownership. 

Mission: Bangkok Bistro
530 Valencia St.

Valencia's Bangkok Bistro, which opened in May 2016, has shuttered after less than a year. The family-owned establishment served generous and affordable portions of "specialities straight from Thailand," but its voicemail box confirms that it has closed. 

Photo: Bangkok Bistro/Facebook

Tenderloin: Four Seasons Restaurant
721 Larkin St.

Yelp reports that Four Seasons Restaurant, a casual joint for Vietnamese fare, has closed. Its phone is disconnected. 

Other Businesses

North Beach: Lombard French Cleaners
757 Lombard St.

Lombard French Cleaners is the latest dry cleaner location to shutter, following a string of closures, including Castro's 18th Street Cleaners and El Bethel in Fillmore—both of which had been in business for over two decades.

Union Square: The Sharper Image
253 Post St.

An application has been filed with the city for a new retail space at 253 Post St., formerly occupied by The Sharper Image. No word yet on what's to come, but we'll keep an eye out for updates.

Photo: rethink13 Pilates/Yelp

FiDi: rethink13 Pilates
605 Market St. Ste 615

In November, pilates instructor Abey Scaglione sold her Beverly Hills-based studio, Hummingbird Pilates, to move to the Bay Area. Last month, she launched a new venture, rethink13 PilatesShe's currently renting space at Keep It Classical, a boutique Pilates studio located in the Financial District.

SoMa: Light Waves Imaging
130 Russ St.

According to its website, photography store Light Waves Imaging's last day was on January 20th. Light Waves, which has been on Russ Street for more than 30 years, is currently in the process of securing a new location. A notice posted on Facebook says that the company will make every attempt to "minimize [its] downtime."  

See something interesting while you’re out and about? Text Hoodline and we’ll see what we can find: (415) 200-3233. 

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