Fancy Food Critics Will Need to Find a New Restaurant to Vandalize

It seems that merely calling yourself “local” does not necessarily endear you to the neighborhood. Inside Scoop is reporting that after two and a half years in business, Local’s Corner will close by the end of November. Plagued by repeated protests and vandalizations over accusations that the restaurant refused to seat a Latino family (among other things), Local’s Corner struggled to find its place in the surrounding neighborhood.

In an open letter, owner Yaron Milgrom explains that he considered opening a different restaurant in the same location, but in the end decided against it:

We considered a pivot and shift, to reopen with a different restaurant. Though recently, as we weighed next steps, we bore significant departures of kitchen management, including Timmy, Chef de Cuisine of Local’s Corner, who will be headed to Seattle.

The operational challenge of hiring, emotional loss of losing key staff, and cumulative financial losses made an easy conclusion of a hard decision.

But don’t fret— you’ll still be able to purchase your favorite nine dollar artisanal yogurt as the other parts of the “Local” empire (Local Mission Eatery, Local Cellar, and Local Mission Market) remain open.

[Photo: Steve Rhodes]

Comments (13)

Headline of the day.

yes quite clever… im starting to like this blog.

You mean only story of the past 2 days

Unfortunate.  It was a well priced, delicious restaurant run by good chefs that would fit in nicely with the Pacific Northwest.  Felt like a Portland restaurant to me, lacked the standard overbearing San Francisco pretention.  The head chef moving to Seattle makes sense.  I’ll also miss the dollar oysters, and sitting with dogs outside drinking wine.  Oh well, I’m sure the low cost cheap affordable place the real locals wanted is right on its way, surely not something much fancier!  /s

Lol - seems like you brought plenty of pretention to the table there, “Sam” or should I say Frank.

Or should you say Bob?

I’d say John.

perhaps a

‘No mammes Guey’ Bar.

Those guys in the picture don’t look very nice.

Is Local Mission Market next?  I walk by there all the time and only see more employees than customers.

Start tagging it and see what happens!!

(please don’t)

When your profit margin on a $9 artisan yogurt is $8, you can afford extra staff to advise on the best practices of tasting artisan yogurt.

Yay! Victory for the Uptown Almanac editorial staff! Hopefully this will be replaced by an “authentic” dollar store or a dry cleaner, so you won’t have anything else to complain about…