It's bowing out after four years.
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. in Northern California has been taken up by the oil industry, which sees the case as having broad impacts for federal land use.
The original location has run into a landlord dispute.
The case has implications far beyond just oyster farming, and Drakes Estero.
They now have until mid-May, at least.
The purveyors of creamy, yet dairy-free, excellent sorbet are in trouble.
A new company bought the hotel it lives in and is weighing their options.
Some NIMBYs across the street are challenging their conditional use permit.
They have at least until March 15, unless their lawyers can convince a judge that the government used bad science to decide to close them down.
Three S.F. locations just opened in the last year.
This is very predictable, given that loan payments were coming due on a $7M city loan.
Also, their federal lease on their coastal waters expires November 30.
They've been inexplicably closed for a couple of weeks.
They need to $100,000 to do the necessary work of bringing the building up to code.
It will, in all likelihood, remain Tosca, however.
The owner of Barrique appears to be taking it over, perhaps for another wine bar.
They may end up having their permit revoked completely this time.
The exact location will be announced shortly.