Sinbad’s owners file for bankruptcy ahead of eviction

Sinbad's restaurant. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Sinbad's restaurant. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

The owners of Sinbad’s Restaurant at Pier 2 have filed for bankruptcy ahead of Wednesday’s planned eviction, according to Port of San Francisco officials.

The longtime waterfront restaurant had previously agreed to vacate its site on The Embarcadero in March to make way for a new $65 million ferry terminal, but the owners instead sued to remain at the pier until next year. A jury ruled in July that Sinbad’s could no longer occupy the premises and a judge gave the restaurant until the end of September to remove its property.

With that deadline passed, the Sheriff’s Department planned to evict the restaurant Wednesday.

However, to the dismay of the Port, the owners late Tuesday filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, canceling the eviction, said Renee Dunn Martin, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Francisco.

“This bankruptcy filing is yet another legal maneuver by the owners of Sinbad’s to delay the return of the property to the Port,” she said in a statement.

The Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion project includes the construction of two new ferry gates, pedestrian improvements and a new public plaza.Planning

Just Posted

It’s not uncommon to find a plastic tampon applicator washed up on the beach. (Courtesy Eva Holman)
The environmental toll of disposable feminine products

Uninhibited feedback by cisgender women is key

Dreamforce returned to San Francisco in person this week – but with a tiny sliver of past attendance. PHOTO COURTESY SALESFORCE
Dreamforce returns with hundreds on hand, down from 170,000 in the past

High hopes for a larger Salesforce conference shriveled during the summer

The numbers show nearly 14 percent of San Francisco voters who participated in the Sept. 14 recall election wanted to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from elected office. (Shutterstock photo)
(Shutterstock photo)
How San Francisco neighborhoods voted in the Newsom recall

Sunset tops the list as the area with the most ‘yes’ votes

Alison Collins says that she and other members of San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education facing potential recall “represent constituents that are often erased or talked over.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Alison Collins speaks: Embattled SF school board member confronts the recall effort

‘It’s important for folks to know what this recall is about. It’s bigger than any one of us.’

Is the Black Cat incident a distraction from the recovery of The City’s storied nightlife industry or does Mayor London Breed’s behavior inadvertently highlight the predicament the industry’s been in since San Francisco reinstated indoor mask requirements on Aug. 20?<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)</ins>
Club owners to maskless mayor: Are we the new fun police?

Black Cat affair highlights difficult recovery for nightlife industry

Most Read