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Rasselas, San Francisco Jazz Club, Closes

Owner says city failed to promote Fillmore District business

Rasellas, San Francisco

Rasselas, a San Francisco jazz club and Ethiopian restaurant launched in 1986, has closed its doors, according to a post on the venue’s website. In a letter to the city’s mayor, Edwin M. Lee, reprinted here, Rasselas owner Agonafer Shiferaw blamed the closing in part on the city’s failure to follow through on its revitalization and redevelopment plans for the historic Fillmore Jazz Preservation District of lower Fillmore Street.

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