Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Taking Over Former Strip Club

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The restaurateurs must feel at home in San Francisco: They’re opening a cocktail bar in the former Lusty Lady space on Kearny Street, which conveniently shares a wall with Tosca Cafe. Bloomfield and Tosca Cafe chef Josh Even will oversee bar snacks, and Tosca’s bar manager and sommeliers will handle the booze. While they can’t call the bar the Lusty Lady, they do plan to pay homage to the former strip club, which shuttered in September after 30 years in business: “The Lusty Lady had all these weird nooks and crannies. It keeps going on and on, private rooms that go on,” Friedman told Inside Scoop SF. “We’re going to try to recreate some of those nooks and crannies.” Expect it to open in the second half of 2014. [Inside Scoop SF]