JB’z Restaurant and Sports Bar recently shuttered, leaving the high-profile space near Montgomery and San Mateo empty once again.
JB’z lasted only a matter of months — its website still describes it as “a newly opened restaurant” — but it’s not the first sports bar to quickly come and go in that location.
In 2012, veteran restaurateur Ted Garcia remodeled the space — which housed Pancho’s for decades — and opened La Hacienda Restaurant & Sports Cantina. He closed it just a few months later.
The 6,600-square-foot restaurant, which Garcia had said can seat about 200, is now available for lease.
Alfredo Barrenechea, a principal at Western States Retail & Investment, is marketing the property and said there’s already been some interest in a potential redevelopment project at the site.
“It’s a fantastic location,” he said.
The corner — located at one of the city’s busiest intersections — already boasts an Albertsons, Jack in the Box and several other stores and restaurants. The area also will soon get Rock & Brews, a nearly $3 million restaurant and bar expected to open this year.