Asqew Grill Closing All Its Locations Today

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Asqew Grill, the thirteen-year-old skewer shop chain that originated on Haight Street, is finally giving up the ghost. Owner Mark Nicandri tells the Scoop it was a tough decision, but after closing four of eight locations in 2009, he's now ready to give up the remaining four, including three in San Francisco (Haight Street, Steiner & Chestnut, and Laurel Village) and one at Bay Street in Emeryville. Nicandri actually founded Asqew with a partner, David Gogolak, who moved to Montana in 2007 and died in an avalanche while skiing in 2008. Nicandri may be popping up elsewhere in the future, so keep an eye out. [Scoop]