Bacon Bacon moving to music venue 

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  • Bacon Bacon will soon be serving its porcine delicacies at Brick and Mortar in the Mission district after ongoing disputes with Upper Haight neighbors over the store's smell.

The news that Bacon Bacon is reopening in a new location may be music to some people's ears.

Bacon Bacon, the swine-focused restaurant that had some neighborhood troubles in the Upper Haight, has found a temporary home in Brick and Mortar, the Mission district music venue that has had issues of its own.

The venue has a fully functioning kitchen that hasn't been used in a while, and owners of both businesses thought the location would be a perfect fit.

"They've got an awesome kitchen," said Jim Angelus, owner of Bacon Bacon. "We're moving our stuff in now."

Beginning Wednesday, Angelus and his team will once again concoct sandwiches including fried chicken, scrambled eggs and tuna — all topped with bacon.

Angelus said though he's found a new location to serve as his prep kitchen, he's not giving up on his Frederick Street location, which has been shut down since May 17 following months of failed negotiations with neighbors that held up his operating permits. A hearing with the Planning Commission is expected in July.

After the closure, which made national news, both sides reportedly reached a tentative verbal agreement, but each side is still hesitant to make the first move.

Angelus said he wouldn't install the filtration system the neighbors have been requesting to reduce the smell until the neighbors pulled their complaint, while the neighbors said they didn't want to pull the complaint until the filtration system was installed.

Angelus said the eatery will be open weekdays for lunch at Brick and Mortar as well as serve food for bar patrons during Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances. The location will also help serve as a prep location for his food truck by the same name.

Brick and Mortar also is facing another hearing in the near future. Last month, the Entertainment Commission set operating and sound limits on the venue after nearly two years of complaints from neighbors about the noise emitted from the site. Brick and Mortar has appealed that commission's decision, but no date on an appeal hearing has been set.

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