Rack up yet another closure of a longtime neighborhood haunt for the Castro: Firewood Cafe is shutting its doors on 18th Street at the end of this week after 22 years.
The rotisserie chicken and wood-fired pizza spot opened in 1997 — the same year as Chow, which just abruptly shuttered two weeks ago, and Jardiniere down at Civic Center, which just announced its impending closure.
As Hoodline reports, the restaurant is closing amid a business slowdown, and it had already cut lunch service.
Firewood Cafe was founded by brothers Garrett and Glenn Meyers, who had previously opened downtown fine dining spot Fly Trap. Over the last two decades, te Meyers expanded their Bay Area footprint with locations at the Metreon (now closed), in Napa (closed in early 2015), and airport outposts at both SFO and Oakland Airport.
Eater SF confirms that the two airport locations of Firewood Grill remain open, but Firewood in the Castro will be closing after Sunday, March 31.