The 171-year-old restaurant, Tadich, which has been serving fresh seafood, beef, and other stick-to-the-ribs options, announced Monday that it will temporarily close this Friday and will not reopen until indoor dining is again allowed in San Francisco.
According to SF Eater, Tadich is notable for multiple reasons: it is the oldest continually running restaurant in San Francisco, it’s reputedly the first U.S. restaurant to mesquite-grill its seafood and at the beginning of the pandemic it announced that it would do its best to keep every single worker on the payroll.
The restaurant offered takeout and delivery services during the pandemic, but unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to keep the restaurant afloat. The restaurant will remain open for delivery or curbside pickup until Friday.
The restaurant released the following message explaining their situation on Instagram:
“To our valued guests,
It’s been over four months since we were first ordered to close our doors due to COVID-19. Since that time, we have been immensely grateful for the response of our loyal customers who have ordered takeout and nationwide delivery, purchased gift cards and merchandise online and donated through our Go Fund Me page to help us ride the wave as we chased the date for re-opening.
As you’re aware, that date continued to change and today we have no visibility into when that day will come. In parallel, the temporary relief from our PPP loan has dried up and without additional government aid, we’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily hit pause.
Following the close of business this Friday, July 31st, we will temporarily suspend operations until we are able to re-open for indoor dining. When that time finally comes, we will be eager to serve you your long-time favorites in a dining room optimized for your health and safety.
We deeply appreciate your loyalty and support. Because of you, we have been able navigate these unprecedented times until now, and because of you, we will come back stronger than ever to continue our 171 year run. Together, we will bring back the vibrancy we so dearly miss.
Our hearts are with all the other businesses in our beautiful city of San Francisco who have been hit hard as well, many of which will not be able to reopen as the closures are prolonged. This is devastating for many who have poured their hearts and souls into building and growing small businesses to serve the Bay Area community. We pray for the industry as a whole.
The Tadich Family”
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