Days after the neighborhood was rocked by news that Mission Beach Cafe's compostable forks have tendency to break, we couldn't help but notice reports that they had shut down "until further notice." Oddly, their pastry case was full and presumably safe for affluent human consumption, and it seems really unlikely that anyone would close a restaurant on account of defective greenwave.
So what was really behind the closure? They told Eater that it was because of a "gas leak", which strikes us as made up, given the lack of Twitter freak-out and the fact they couldn't pin down a reopening date. And there are two neighbors claiming on Twitter that the staff "walked out" because "they didn't get paid."
It's curious that a popular restaurant with near-constant lines out the door and $15 huevos rancheros on the menu would be struggling to pay their kitchen staff (or, worse, deliberately not doing so). Then again, it's all a rumor.
For now, they're back open--their gas leak is 'fixed'. We'll update if we hear more.