Maru Ichi closes after 19 years, plus extra Bay Space restaurant closures

Maru Ichi closes after 19 years, plus extra Bay Space restaurant closures

As a part of our ongoing reporting on the closures of native eating places, here’s a checklist of Bay Space institutions that closed in September 2022. Notable shutterings embrace Latin American spot Chica in Oakland, the Outer Sundown taproom for Seven Stills, and the reboot of a 73-year-old Mexican restaurant in Walnut Creek. See August 2022’s checklist of closings right here.

Mountain View ramen store Maru Ichi completely closed in September, as introduced on its web site. The restaurant first opened in 2003 and was recognized for making its noodles in-house and its jet black kuro broth, tinted with burnt garlic oil. 

Brewery and distillery Seven Stills abruptly closed its Outer Sundown taproom, as introduced on Instagram. No cause was given. Seven Stills’ primary location in San Francisco’s Potrero neighborhood stays open. 

Maru Ichi closes after 19 years, plus extra Bay Space restaurant closures

Folks eat within the Seven Stills parklet within the Outer Sundown in 2020. The brewery taproom isn’t any extra.

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The Mexican American reboot of 73-year-old Lafayette restaurant El Charro generally known as El Charro 1947 closed after simply 9 months in Walnut Creek. The Mercury Information first reported the closure.

After working in Oakland for six years, Latin American spot Chica closed with a view to relocate to San Francisco’s Levi’s Plaza, the enterprise introduced on Instagram. It’s a full-circle second for the enterprise, which started as a takeout window there in 2015. The objective is to open in San Francisco by December. 

Based in 1999, the Grove used to function a number of places round San Francisco. Now it’s down to only its Yerba Buena location on Mission Road. Its penultimate Potrero neighborhood spot, first opened in 2017, closed in September, as reported by the San Francisco Customary.

One of the Grove's big salads. With the closure of its Potrero location, the casual restaurant is now down to its Yerba Buena spot on Mission Street.

One of many Grove’s huge salads. With the closure of its Potrero location, the informal restaurant is now all the way down to its Yerba Buena spot on Mission Road.

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Employee-owned Alchemy Collective, a preferred cafe in South Berkeley, closed after a decade in enterprise, as famous by Berkeleyside.

Zazzi Meals, an off-the-cuff cafe and market in Berkeley, closed after about 4 years in enterprise. Proprietor Cassandra Chen advised Berkeleyside she was battling staffing and provide chain points. The closure additionally spells the top for Chen’s CC Made, a sweets enterprise, and Cafe Fanny Granola, an organization with roots in Alice Waters’ former restaurant Cafe Fanny.

Churn-to-order outfit Smitten Ice Cream has closed its Rockridge location in Oakland. After having closed its authentic Hayes Valley spot earlier this yr, the corporate is down to 2 retailers: in San Francisco’s Mission District and on Santana Row in San Jose.   

People dine at the Big 4 restaurant inside S.F.'s Huntington Hotel on Nob Hill in 2014. The restaurant is closed until further notice. 

Folks dine on the Huge 4 restaurant inside S.F.’s Huntington Lodge on Nob Hill in 2014. The restaurant is closed till additional discover. 

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Going through foreclosures, the Huntington Lodge on Nob Hill is closed together with its restaurant Huge 4, a clubby American spot, as reported by the Mercury Information. It’s unclear whether or not the property and restaurant will reopen.  

After greater than a century in enterprise, San Francisco’s Roosevelt Tamale Parlor shut down for good. The proprietor of the Mission District staple blamed growing prices and a failed lease renegotiation.

A fireplace destroyed the Double Play Bar & Grill, a low-key bar with Seals Stadium ephemera and antiques that opened 111 years in the past in San Francisco. It’s unclear whether or not the bar will try a comeback in the identical house. 

The exterior of Sesame a Tiny Bakery in Berkeley. The cozy bakery has closed and is on the hunt for a permanent location.

The outside of Sesame a Tiny Bakery in Berkeley. The comfy bakery has closed and is on the hunt for a everlasting location.

Janelle Bitker/The Chronicle

The house for Sesame Tiny Bakery, a takeout-only store for seasonal truffles and nutty cookies hooked up to the Kebabery in Berkeley, has closed. Initially billed as a everlasting house, Sesame’s announcement on Instagram known as it a yearlong pop-up and mentioned now it’s time to discover a everlasting location for actual.   

Janelle Bitker is the senior editor of Meals & Wine. E mail: janelle.bitker@sfchronicle.com


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