You have until Friday to order the famous Cioppino des Tadich Grill to take away.

With the PPP loan funds gone and no additional government aid pending, the owners of San Francisco’s oldest restaurant have announced that they will close the facility on California Street until indoor dining resumes.

During the four months of the COVID-19 enforced shutdown: “We were very grateful for the response from our loyal customers who ordered takeaway and national delivery, bought gift cards and merchandise online, and donated through our Go Fund Me page to help We are riding the wave as we tracked the reopening date, ”wrote the Buich family on Tadich’s Facebook page.

“As you know, that date has continued to change, and today we have no idea when that day will come. At the same time, the temporary relief on our PPP loan has dried up, and without additional government support, we made the difficult decision to take a temporary break. “

At the end of business on July 31, the restaurant will be closed until customers can be welcomed back to a “dining room optimized for their health and safety”.

The move follows that of another city landmark, the Cliff House, which announced last week that it will also be temporarily closed.

Tadich was opened by Croatian immigrants in 1849 and is considered the oldest continuously operating restaurant in San Francisco – and the oldest west of the Mississippi.

In closing, the Tadich owners thanked their loyal customer base and wished other restaurants and small businesses in the Bay Area all the best during this challenging time.

“We really appreciate your loyalty and support. It is thanks to you that we have overcome these unprecedented times until now, and thanks to you we will return stronger than ever to continue our 171 year old run. Together we will bring back the vibrancy that we miss so much.

“Our hearts go out to all the other companies in our beautiful city of San Francisco that have also been badly hit. Many of them will not be able to reopen if closings are extended. This is devastating to many who have put their hearts and souls into building and growing small businesses to serve the Bay Area community.

“We pray for the entire industry.”

Details: 240 California St., San Francisco. 415-391-1849; https://tadichgrillsf.com/

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