The Alembic to Expand Next Door as Red Vic Shutters

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Venerable art-house movie theater The Red Vic is set to close on July 25 after 31 years in business in the Upper Haight. And in an interview with the staff today in the Guardian, we discover that one of our favorite cocktail and food spots, The Alembic, has their sights set on expanding from next door into the space currently occupied by the theater’s lobby. That will likely require some Planning Department approvals, etc., and it’s unclear yet what would then happen to the rest of the theater space. But it sure will be nice to maybe finally get a seat at the bar after five p.m. someday. File this under DEVELOPING! [SFBG]