Rosamunde Sausage Grill closes in Lower Haight after 21 years of business [Updated]

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By Alisa Scerrato - Published on September 30, 2019.

Sad news for neighbors of Lower Haight: Rosamunde Sausage Grill closed its doors after over 20 years of business. The popular eatery, which opened at 545 Haight St. in May of 1998, shuttered yesterday.

We spoke to owner Josh Margolis who said his decision was based on the realities of the restaurant industry in San Francisco.

“As we run our business, we evaluate whether we can keep going because business is good or not. We have opened and closed other locations over the years. It just came time to close this location,” he said, adding, "Things change and then you change, and that’s the way it has to be in the restaurant business.

The eatery specialized in fresh sausages grilled to order, but for several years it also did an exclusive special with neighboring Toronado, offering burgers to be enjoyed at the bar.

Photo: Alisa Scerrato/Hoodline

Margolis said that another business is brewing at the space at 545 Haight but he's not exactly sure what it is and his company is not affiliated.

While the Lower Haight location has closed for good, Margolis encourages fans to visit Rosamunde's other locations in the Mission and Oakland as well as his collaborations with Black Hammer Brewing and Willkommen

Update, 10/1: While Margolis chose not to disclose information about the new tenant, we have learned that long-time employee Christine Blunck will be be taking over the space. The eatery will be called Berliner Berliner and will offer a sausage-focused menu. We have been in touch with Blunck and will soon provide more info. In the meantime, read our interview with Blunck from 2015

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