New Mystery Restaurant Opening in Former Bia’s Space in February

The new redwood deck out back.

The space formerly occupied by Bia's in the Upper Haight (1640 Haight), which closed in September, is close to getting a new tenant. Uppercasing reports that the space has been gutted and is now "pretty swank," with a new iron and wood bar, fresh paint, and a new redwood deck out back. Rumors abound about who the new tenant may be, and whether this might be a craft beer bar, or a wine bar (or both?). We ourselves can't locate a liquor license in process, but anything is possible. The landlord, for what it's worth, says that the restaurant is aiming for a February opening. File under: Developing. [Uppercasing]