Marlowe Burger, the temporary fast-casual burger spot from the Marlowe team (in the former Marlowe digs), turns out to have been even more temporary than originally intended. While the building is slated for demolition in the coming year or two, which is why Marlowe relocated up Fourth Street, Big Night Restaurant Group (Marlowe, Park Tavern, The Cavalier) has decided to use the space solely as an event space, as Inside Scoop reports.
Marlowe Burger debuted in April, offering a quick lunch and dinner option for CalTrain commuters and nearby workers who didn't want to sit down at Marlowe for the famed, Bauer-approved Marlowe Burger. But owner Anna Weinberg tells Eater that "We started using it as a private event space at night and quite honestly the demand was really good... and the parties were honestly a lot more profitable." So, there you have it.
This is, of course, the location that started it all for Weinberg at 330 Townsend. Having opened a failed Australian concept here called South in 2008, she pivoted and opened Marlowe in early 2010, earning an immediate rave from Michael Bauer for what he said was his favorite burger in town, largely for its mix of 20 percent lamb in with the beef. It was largely on the strength of those burger sales that chef Jennifer Puccio and Weinberg became partners and soon followed up their success with Park Tavern, in 2011, and The Cavalier in the summer of 2013.
You can still throw a private burger party there, and eat all the Marlowe Burgers you like.
The last day for Marlowe Burger is today, August 21.