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Owner of Castro restaurant Lark to take over former Beso space

Just last week, Hoodline broke the news that Spanish restaurant Beso was closing at 4058 18th St., after five years in the Castro.

But didn't take long for a new business to take over the space it vacated. And its owner, Coskun Abik, will be quite familiar to the neighborhood: he also owns Lark, right next door at 4068 18th St.

Public records indicate that Abik took over Beso's beer and wine license last week, and is planning to open a restaurant called Butcher & Farm. Hoodline reached out to Abik for more details, but did not receive a response.

Liquor license change of ownership posted at 4058 18th St. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

Abik and business partner Sertac Yildizhan opened Lark in the former Brandy Ho's space in 2014, serving a mix of New American and Mediterranean dishes.

Abik also owns another pair of neighboring food businesses on Polk Street: Mediterranean bistro and wine bar Dunya (1609 Polk St.) and Moka Coffee (1605 Polk St.)

We'll keep you posted on the details of Butcher & Farm, and when it might open. 

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