Reopenings

Original Joe’s Readies for Reopening in North Beach, Aims for Late January

Original Joe's original signage on Taylor Street.
Original Joe’s original signage on Taylor Street.

Longtime Tenderloin mainstay Original Joe’s, which was gutted by a 2007 fire, is close to a rebirth in their new North Beach location at 601 Union Street — the corner spot at Stockton formerly occupied by Joe DiMaggio’s. As the Chron reports today, the Duggan family has brought over much of the original, kitschy charm of the old-school Italian joint, including the red booths and Art Deco mermaids, and they’ll even have their old phone number. They’re hoping for a late-January opening if all goes well, and you should note that, despite their four-year hiatus, the restaurant celebrates their 75th anniversary in 2012, just like the Golden Gate Bridge. [Chron, Earlier]

Original Joe’s Readies for Reopening in North Beach, Aims for Late January