It hasn't even been a year since Maybeck's (3213 Scott Street at Lombard) reopened under the joint management of chef-owner Aaron Toensing and husband-and-wife restaurateurs Lori Baker and Jeffrey Banker, and it's already gone dark.
As Flour + Water prepares to open North Beach pizzeria, Mission flagship is picketed by carpenters' union
As construction is ongoing inside the former Rose Pistola restaurant space at 532 Columbus Avenue, Flour + Water's Mission District restaurant (2401 Harrison Street) has the tell-tale signs of a union protest, including a big grim reaper outside its front door.
Another of the towering, glowing neon signs leftover from the heyday of Mission Street's days as a hub of cinema has come back to life. It's the sign above the Grand Theater, which is now home to arts org Gray Area, at 2665 Mission Street (between 22nd and 23rd).
At long last, one of the Castro's staple dance bars, Q Bar (456 Castro Street), is readying to reopen after a lengthy closure. After completing some renovations, owner Cip Cipriano says that the bar will be back open sometime this spring, at a date to be determined.