The folks who own formerly Michelin starred restaurant Range have purchased Retox. My calls to their restaurant and messages to their facebook page went unanswered, but Eater SF chased down the story.
Eater SF says:
Now Range’s chef-owner Phil West will branch out and open a bar of his own. West has formed a new corporation called Third Rail Bar, LLC with his current bar manager, Jeff Lyon, and the pair have just finalized a deal to take over six-year-old Dogpatch bar and music venue, Retox.
News that they are not putting in a stove warms my heart.
Update: more coverage as local blogs dogpile on…