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The Legendary Cliff House Restaurant is Closing…Temporarily

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Photo from the Cliff House FB page

Over the last 157 years the Cliff House has survived a lot. First constructed in 1858, it’s been rebuilt five times due to various calamities like fires and dynamite exploding shipwrecks. Unfortunately, it may not survive COVID-19.

Earlier today KRON 4 reported, via local wire service Bay City News, that the Cliff House will suspend takeout service starting today and will be closed until further notice. As they said on their Facebook page “Due to economic pressure during this unprecedented situation, we have concluded that it would be best to preserve our remaining resources to ensure a continuance of future operations.”

The Cliff House in 1900

They also noted that because of their size, they are uniquely positioned to do social distanced indoor dining as soon as the state allows them. Considering the spike in COVID cases though, it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon, especially since reopening the state is being rolled back in many places.

Let’s hope this close truly is temporary and that we don’t lose yet another San Francisco institution because of this awful pandemic.

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