2/22/2013 01:38:00 PM

AQ Team Inks Another Downtown Restaurant Deal

The indefatigable duo behind AQ haven’t even broken ground on their forthcoming SoMa restaurant TBD, and their cafĂ© venture at the ODC Theatre is still in the works, but that hasn’t stopped owner Matt Semmelhack and chef Mark Liberman to sign on to another high-profile restaurant project. The Inside Scoop reports that the duo are the first anchor restaurant tenants to sign on to Market Square, an ambitious new mid-Market building complex that will eventually house several restaurants, a grocery store, fitness center and the Twitter headquarters.

The new restaurant, to be named Bon Marche, will be a street-level, all-day brasserie and bar featuring simple breakfasts and lunch in the daytime and midpriced California cuisine at night. The project requires a full build-out and isn’t expected to open for at least 18-24 months. With the ongoing efforts of Gayle Pirie and John Clark (ShowDogs, Machine Coffee and Deli), Daniel Patterson's forthcoming casual venture and now this, could a mid-Market revival truly be on its way?


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