As we predicted back in November, Grub, the forgettable mac-n-cheese and whatever restaurant, is officially out of business and its Valencia Street space is undergoing a complete renovation. Details are light, but signage assures the doubtful public that there will be new owners—the folks behind the city’s trio of Toast Eateries—managing the restaurant. Strangely, those new owners declined to change its questionable name.
Keeping in line with Toast’s business, The New Grub promises to become “your local diner”—a tall claim for an upstart in a neighborhood brimming with choice local diners. No word on the diner’s menu and how greasy it will be, but Toast has already gutted much of the formerly mod-ish space, and work permits filed with the city say they’re readying to install hardwood floors and new lighting.