Nash Shutters Hot Chicken & Ramen, Custom Sofa

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Here’s a quick roundup of recent changes to businesses in the Castro region. In this edition: a hot chicken and ramen restaurant changes concept to a sushi restaurant and a bespoke canapes shop and medical spa open in the Castro.

Nash Hot Chicken (3970 17th Street)

After only five months, Castro Hot Chicken and Nash Ramen (3970 17th St.) has closed and the owners are looking to turn it into a sushi restaurant.

Owner Arron Lai tells Hoodline the space will reopen as a sushi restaurant on September 1.

After operating Nash Hot Chicken & Ramen for five months, Lai tells Hoodline he determined customers wanted a healthier food option.

Nash Hot Chicken & Ramen is now closed, a new sushi restaurant is on the way. | Photo: Nash Hot Chicken & Ramen/Instagram

Lai tells Hoodline that they are still deciding on the name of the new restaurant and adds that the menu will include omakase sushi rolls.

Nash Hot Chicken and Ramen opened in February this year in the space formerly occupied by Thai restaurant Me & Tasty.

Since the restaurant was added in 2009 when the upstairs nightclub The Cafe expanded, the space has seen significant sales. The original occupant Pica Pica Maize Kitchen opened in 2013 and only lasted nine months. New Manos replacement closed in 2016 after less than two years; it was replaced by Thai restaurant Me & Tasty, which opened in 2017 and closed less than five years later.

Custom Sofa Co. (2195-2199 Market St.)

Based in Oakland Custom Sofa Co. will open in the retail spaces formerly occupied by Male Image Barbershop (2195 Market) and Verizon Authorized Retailer (2199 Market), at the corner of Market and Sanchez.

During a recent visit by a Hoodline reporter, the two retail spaces had been combined into one and renovations were underway.


Custom Sofa Co. opens at 2195-2199 Market St. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

Hoodline readers will recall that Male Image shut down in 2020 after 40 years in business. The store briefly reopened under new management as Castro Barbers, but soon closed.

Verizon closed its storefront in 2020 after seven years in the Castro.

Custom Sofa Co. currently has a showroom near Lake Merritt. The family business was founded by twin brothers Diego and Damian.

Hoodline contacted Custom Sofa Co. for comment but did not receive a response. An opening date has not been announced.


Renovation work is currently underway at Custom Sofa Co. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

Elena Med Spa (4035 18th St.)

Elena Med Spa is set to take over the space formerly occupied by the Unionmade Women’s store at 4035 18th St. (between Noe and Hartford streets).

Unionmade closed its women’s and men’s stores in 2019.


Elena Med Spa will open in the former Unionmade Women store. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

During a recent visit by a Hoodline reporter, construction workers were inside the storefront framing the new business.

Public records indicate that two permits were issued for the remodeling of the space. Work includes removal of a non-load bearing wall to comply with the Americans with Disability Act and relocation of fire sprinklers. Construction costs are estimated at $170,000.


Construction work is currently underway at Elena Med Spa. | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline

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