If all goes according to plan, Mission Public SF will open at the corner of 15th and Mission sometime this spring, according to the owner, Anthony Shuton.
Shuton, who lives a block away from the proposed pub, said he wants it to be an unpretentious place that serves the community.
“We are going to have better customer service, it will be unpretentious, welcoming to everyone, not just hipsters,” he said. “I really want the full community input.”
Shuton said he hopes to open the pub sometime in the spring, but first he has to get approval from the Planning Commission to change the use of the former hair salon to a full-service restaurant.
The restaurant will focus on California beers and serve a small-plates menu.
Shuton, 42, has been working as a graphic artist for decades and is ready for a new challenge.
“I really want to get back out,” he said. “I have been stuck in a cubicle.”
“A bar is more of a place to pick up on people; [the pub] is going to be more quiet, lower music where you can talk to your friends, which is what I want — more simple.”