As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit descends on San Francisco this week, some food businesses are opting to close temporarily rather than face dismal sales and disruptions to their operations.
Wine Down, a bar on Folsom Street in the highly restricted security area of downtown San Francisco, is closed this week and next. Popular bakery B. Patisserie announced it will be closed Wednesday and Thursday after learning of the temporary APEC-related parking restrictions at California and Pine streets. Batter Bakery is closing its downtown California Street kiosk for the rest of the week. Other restaurants in San Francisco are seeing sales drop by as much as 70% and a wave of cancellations due to APEC.