Newsom’s favorite lunch spot secures lease

The Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 Tuesday to enter into a contract with an operator to run the City Hall ground floor cafe as well as food service in the first-floor North Light Court.

The winning bidder operates the popular ground floor cafe at the Superior Court at 400 McAllister St. That location happens to be where Mayor Gavin Newsom sends a staffer to purchase his turkey wrap.

The San Francisco Examiner reported in July 2008: “And as for lunch, [Newsom] is a creature of habit, sending staff to the [Mint] located in the courthouse next to City Hall every day to get him a turkey wrap, which he often eats in the town car.”

The winning bidder is Elias M. Nasra & Family Partnership, which was recently awarded a lease to operate the cafe space at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch. The deal is $1,500 per month in rent

Supervisor Chris Daly voted against approving the lease, saying he didn’t think The City did the best job in handling the parting of ways with the current cafe operator.

“It is nothing against the Nasra family or necessarily of the process in which they were selected. But I do feel that there is family member here in the City Hall family, that the situation has not been handled as well as it should be. And so my vote will amount to a protest vote over that situation.”

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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