Michael Mina Rep Denies Shuttering Rumor

A spokeswoman for Michael Mina dismissed out of hand a claim on the Center’d blog that San Francisco’s biggest exporter of restaurants is considering shutting down his namesake restaurant. We contacted a few Mina representatives to ask about the report on Center’d that cites “an anonymous source from the flagship restaurant” as pointing out that Mina’s allegedly sweet lease with the Westin St. Francis is about to expire, and that key staffers have been quietly shifted to other Mina properties. We heard back from one who dismissed the claims as, “not accurate,” and, “not fact,” and declined to comment further. We’re not going to get into the speculation game with this one, because there’s just not much to go on, but we will point out that the last time the Mina Group’s growth came up in the press, the San Francisco Business Times reported that they wouldn’t expand any time soon, in part due to a drop in revenue.

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Michael Mina Rep Denies Shuttering Rumor