When the new Metreon opens next year, San Franciscans will have a variety of low-key restaurant options to patronize.
The lineup is a Who's Who of the homegrown casual eatery scene: Mixt Greens, another location of Bay Bread’s ubiquitous La Boulange, a 70-seat Best-o-Burger, and the first in a chain of noodle bars from Arnold Eric Wong and E&O Trading Company. Red Mango is also in lease discussions with the new management.
As for the main attraction on the top floor-- Tavern on the Green-- the future is looking uncertain. If the restaurant doesn't get their lease renewed on their flagship site in Central Park, they will likely delay their plans to move into SoMa.
Westfield, the owner of the Metreon buildng, plans to complete construction by November of this year. Tenants will then have five months to build out their stores before the grand opening in April 2010.