“Restaurants on the chopping block this week include a traditional Japanese restaurant seating 70 in Japantown, with an owner who’d like to retire and leave the country.”
For Sale: Unmask Mystery Restaurants on the Market [Eater]

“The spot used to have a very different past – think separate door to the bar before ladies were allowed, a speakeasy downstairs, or rooms upstairs for, uh, working girls.”
Then & Now: One of San Francisco’s Oldest Seafood Restaurants [Curbed]

“The sale of the property near First and Mission streets was expected to bring in close to $192 million including interest.”
Transbay Tower land sale to developer completed [Ex]

“The developer, Millennium Partners, proposes to remodel a historic building at Third and Mission streets and build a new 550-foot tower on what is now a vacant plot adjacent to the Contemporary Jewish Museum. “
Mexican Museum receives key approval for new building [Ex] [Biz Times] [Chron]

“It tells us that just 85 permits for new building construction were issued (down from 123 the previous year), 2,548 new units of housing (largely in Mission Bay, with -10 units downtown) and a whopping 359,248 sf of new commercial space (concentrated downtown) were permitted”
The S.F. Planning Department Issues Its Annual Report [Curbed]

“Apparently the clouds have lifted, because the city’s been cranking out Environmental Reviews over at the Planning Department. We thought we’d take a minute to check on some of the projects that are cookin’ in the oven.”
Behold, the City’s Upcoming Developments Waiting to Break Ground [Curbed]

“I can hear drunk people come out of restaurants. 9,000 people applauding at 11:30 at night and they’re telling me it’s not going to disturb me?”
Concert Plans Hit Sour Note With San Francisco Telegraph Hill Residents [CBS5]

“To be frank, there is something very malodorous about the cozy relationship between the mayor, city planners and the Warriors and their partners.”
Warriors’ S.F. arena targets wrong site [Chron]

Former Building Inspection Commission president Mel Murphy hopes to “remodel” his home from 854-square feet to 5,139 square feet.
City Rules “Remodeling” 850-Square-Foot House to 5,139 Square Feet Is A-Okay [Weekly]

“The quirky art installation — couches, beds and at least one bathtub appearing to exit the windows of a long-empty hotel building at Sixth and Howard streets — would be removed under a city plan to redevelop the site into a $18.8 million affordable-housing project that is finally moving forward.”
Low-income housing project moving forward at site of iconic “Defenestration” [Ex]

“The undulating exterior of the future Transbay Transit Center will likely not be the originally planned glass because of safety concerns, but officials say a metal skin could contain a math- or science-based pattern that would make it educational for visitors.”
Transbay Transit Center design changes needed for cost, safety [Ex]

Our other headline roundups:
Your City Hall Headlines For March 25, 2013: D3$, Rose Pak, Garbage Rate Hike
Your Crime Headlines For March 25, 2013: Sidewalk Cyclist, Bat Attack, Drunk Moped Riders
Your SF Business Headlines For March 25, 2013: Nevius Loses Job (On Radio), Twitter’s Birthday, AT&T Says They’re Improving
Your SF Schools Headlines For March 25, 2013: Skipping The Pledge, “Precision Medicine,” CCSF’s Summer School
Your Transit Headlines For March 25, 2013: Streetcars To Fort Mason, Parking Plan Rage, High Speed Rail Oversight
Your Less Easily Categorized Headlines For March 25, 2013: Shirtless Dude With A Sofa, Downtown Flower Vendor, Personal Space

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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