Ti Couz To (Possibly) Become a Chain Sandwich Shop

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This banner went up a few weeks ago. Photo: J. Barmann/Grub Street

News over the liquor license wires this a.m. is that Giordano Brothers, the Pittsburgh, PA-inspired bar/sandwich shop with a single S.F. outpost on Columbus Avenue in North Beach, is taking over Ti Couz (3108 16th Street). They've filed an application, anyway, and as the Scoop notes, "Giordano Bros. did the same for a Union Street space that never happened." We'll confess to being fans of Giordano's hot capicola "all-in-one" sandwich, with fries stacked inside, which we included in our Sandwich Register.

But nevertheless, despite this being a winning concept for Missionites, with beer and music (maybe minus the sports TV), the fact this is a chain growing and profitable business with another location might get a few people going we're looking at you, Chicken John... stop harassing the little guys.

This may explain why Ti Couz has been hanging on despite loud rumors that they were closing any second. This liquor license business could easily take three or four months, and the landlord has no real interest in leaving the place empty. So it's looking like it's going to be one of those longest goodbyes for Sylvie LeMer's 19-year-old creperie, which posted a "thank you for 19 great years banner" over the door just a couple of weeks ago.

Giordano Bros. taking over Ti Couz? [Scoop]
Earlier: Ti Couz Shuttering Soon, After Nineteen Years at Valencia and 16th [Grub Street]
Ti Couz, Possibly In Trouble, Rebrands Itself as Cider Bar [Grub Street]