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As SF blues venue Biscuits and Blues’ closure drags on, court steps in…

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – A Jack in the Box restaurant in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood has been ordered by a San Francisco Superior Court judge to fix its faulty plumbing, which for several months last year leaked water and feces onto Biscuits and Blues, the old-school music venue below it that has remained closed for almost a year.

The order is part of a temporary injunction issued by the court on Monday. It comes roughly 10 months after the building at Geary and Mason streets began to have plumbing issues. According to the filing, Jack in the Box “must stop any leaks from the refrigerators and freezers up to and including unplugging the appliances.” It goes on to say Biscuits and Blues “continues to suffer irreparable harm” while the 24-hour burger joint operates.

The order does not specifically state which repairs need to be made or whether Jack in the Box will be forced to temporarily close.

Biscuits and Blues, which closed last April [2019], opened in 1995 and is one of the oldest Blues bar and restaurants in San Francisco, where the number of similar venues has been shrinking.

Read story in entirety by Justin Phillips/San Francisco Chronicle

Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle

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