A Own Family-Run Restaurant Exits 24Th Street – Gladly

Gustavo Lopez, son of Montella’s proprietor, Esteban Lopez, said that while business on 24th Street corridor was good, the family has decided to exit the restaurant business to pursue other endeavors.
“We gave it a year to see how we felt but it’s just not working out for us,” he said.
By Laura WaxmannAfter just a year-and-a-half in its 3161 24th St. storefront, the family-run Montella Pizzeria is set to close its doors in July, and moving into its place will be Korean bar and restaurant Foxsister by San Francisco Chef Brandon Kirksey.
His father has been in the business for some 40 years and is looking to retire.
“We’ve been in the business a long time and to be honest with you, we are just kind of tired,” said Lopez, who has been involved in the family business since he was six years old.

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