San Francisco (JC Events) — Castro's Firewood Cafe closing this weekend after 22 years.
The cafe's last day is this Sunday, March 31st.
After 22 years in the Castro, neighborhood staple Firewood Cafe (4248 18th St.) is closing its doors this weekend. The restaurant's last day is Sunday, March 31.
An employee, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed the closure to Hoodline. “Business has been really slow lately,” the employee said, noting that the restaurant recently cut lunch hours and has only been open for dinner.
Founded by brothers Garrett and Glenn Meyers, Firewood first opened in the Castro in 1997. The no-frills, fast-casual restaurant was a popular lunch and dinner spot, serving salads, pastas, wood-fired pizzas, rotisserie chicken and dishes like chicken parmigiana and grilled salmon.
Firewood's closure is the third departure of a Castro restaurant this month. Fellow casual American restaurant Chow on Church recently closed after 22 years in business, while Spanish restaurant Beso shuttered after five years in the neighborhood.