Some Movement at the Hotel Rex; Corner Café Opens in the Bayview

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Union Square: About a year ago it was rumored that Tyler Florence was looking at the restaurant/bar space at the Hotel Rex (566 Sutter Street). But today we find a new liquor license app going in under the names Sean Mahoney, William Tennis, and Briony Quinn, with no business name yet attached. [Grub Street]
Embarcadero: Off the Grid launches a new market Sunday at Justin Herman Plaza, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the opening of the ice skating rink. [Grub Street]
Russian Hill: Wrecking Ball Coffee began daily service this week at Firehouse 8 (1648 Pacific Avenue at Polk). [Tasting Table]
Dogpatch: Dogpatch Saloon is not yet, as previously reported, closed for renovations and renaming, though that is still happening soon. [Dogpatch Howler]
Bayview: Corner Cafe is now open in the 5800 Third Street complex, in the space that had been slated for Brown Sugar Kitchen. [Eater, Earlier]
Berkeley: Spoon, a new Korean spot at 933 Ashby, is open in the daytime. [Chow]