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Rumor Confirmed: Absinthe Taking Over Citizen Cake Space

As we figured, the great corner location did not lay unclaimed for long.

As we figured, the great corner location did not lay unclaimed for long.Photo: michicat/Flickr via Tablehopper

The rumor Grub Street caught wind of a couple weeks ago turns out to have legs, and as Tablehopper now reports, the Absinthe folks are looking to put a casual, mid-range restaurant and bar into the former Citizen Cake space at Grove and Gough. The vision for the new venture falls somewhere "in the middle of the higher-end offering at Absinthe, and the casual Arlequin," and they're aiming for a late summer opening. The bar program, like the one at Absinthe, will be headed up by Carlos Yturria, Jonny Raglin, and Jeff Hollinger, and they have not yet chosen a name or hired a chef. Alas, finally, there will be another decent drink option in Hayes Valley besides Smuggler's Cove.

Absinthe Team Taking Over Citizen Cake Space [Tablehopper]
Earlier: Citizen Cake Closes Tonight, Makes Its Move Uphill [Grub Street]

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