Clothing boutique, Eco Citizen closed in August of last year. Naturally, given the amount of foot traffic Polk Street sees, this space at 2255 Polk didn’t remain vacant for long. The plan for it is to become a new wine bar in the neighborhood, to be opened by none other than Ceri Smith from Biondivino just around the corner on Green Street.

The new, as yet unnamed wine bar will be a completely separate business from Biondivino. For anyone who, like us, attends the tasting events there, you can see the natural progression. Ceri is a fantastic host and guide through the world of wine with an equally fantastic selection of hundreds of Italian wines. It makes sense that she would want a venue that is solely dedicated to being a bar.

There will be a strong European-focus to the wine selection to be had. In addition to this she also wants to offer small bites to go with the wine such as Spanish jamón or paleta. The look will be modern and chic, yet at the same time comfortable and accommodating, emulating the look of similar bars you find in Europe.

Obviously, there is a lot to still decide as the the nefarious San Francisco permitting process goes along, but at the very least we hear that she has a great deal of community support for the new enterprise. No doubt this was engendered by Biondivino being such a wonderful wine hub in the neighborhood for the last five plus years.


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