In under three months of life as The Addition, the nightclub that took over the Yoshi's space will close tomorrow. It's unclear what's happening to the restaurant which was slated to morph into something more casual-Californian, but it is likely shuttering as well.
Yoshi's opened its doors back in 2007 as a sister establishment to Yoshi's in Oakland, but exciting as the 420 seat, 28,000 square-foot sushi and jazz joint in the Western Addition might have sounded, business failed to take off and has basically struggled ever since. Yoshi's SF even filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
Ownership was finally sold to the Fillmore Live Entertainment Group, who changed things over to the Addition in November. Now that iteration appears to have met the same fate as the one previous, according to sources like the SF Chronicle and SF Business Times.
Peter Williams, the venue's artistic director and formerly the artistic director of Yoshi’s Oakland, wrote that the causes were "some financial hardships resulting from reduced revenue since the club was taken over in July." All upcoming concerts on the Addition's schedule, including acts like the Bobby Hutcherson Quartet and T-Pain, have been canceled according to the venue's website.
The business is' "also seeking a potential lead partner to take over operations at the earliest possible time, and continue to present quality headline entertainment, in addition to re-concepting the existing restaurant," said Williams.