9/18/2012 03:52:00 PM

Locavore Set to Close October 1

Locavore's chef-partner Jonathan Merritt is about to become a free agent
Word comes today that the sounds-like-it-is Locavore restaurant located on the cusp of the Mission and Bernal Heights plans to close on October 1. According to The Scoop, the owner Mario Durate has decided to close his two-year old uber regional neighborhood restaurant, ostensibly to spend more time with his family.

Mission Street's loss is likely to be some other restaurant's gain, however, as that means that current chef-partner Jonathan Merritt, an alum of Portland's wildly acclaimed Pok Pok who racked up positive reviews since coming on board, will soon become a free agent. And yes, the 3215 Mission Street storefront is also up for sale, so there's a good chance that another great new venture will pop up there as well. That odd little strip of the Mission is already a burgeoning restaurant row with under-the-radar gems such as Blue Plate, Ichi Sushi, Angkor-Borei, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack and Spicy Bite.

No news yet where Merritt will land (someone please open a Southeast Asian street-food Pok Pok knock off!), but in the meantime, if you care to sample the chef's prowess, get thee to Locavore by the end of the month.

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