A very large dispensary will bloom at Lombard and Steiner streets, though those plans were nearly choked because the Department of Building Inspection spaced out on a permit 17 years ago.
Côte Ouest Bistro recently opened its doors at 2953 Baker St. in the space formerly occupied by the beloved Baker Street Bistro, which officially shuttered in August 2020 after nearly three decades of business.
Liholiho is temporarily moving the Dear Inga space on 18th Street, a new Japanese fine dining spot from a former Californios chef is taking the La Folie space in Russian Hill, and Oakland is getting a new ghost kitchen food hall.
Marina residents who live near the Buena Vista Motor Inn (1599 Lombard St.) say that break-ins, attempted break-ins, and two reports of gunshots in recent months have them on edge — and they connect this apparent uptick in crime to the motel being used to shelter homeless individuals during the pandemic.
A North Beach bar transforms into a boutique spirits shop, a barbecue pop-up debuts in Cow Hollow, and a French bakery permanently closes one of its three locations in the city.
A seafood/steakhouse chain prepares to debut in Union Square, a Wagyu-focused restaurant opens in the Embarcadero, and a restaurant closes in Cow Hollow.
A Burmese restaurant launches happy hour, a SoMa bar offers a new food, menu, and a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant debuts a a full rosé brunch menu.