Yoshi's San Francisco, which opened as a jazz and sushi nightclub in 2007 but has increasingly steered its entertainment toward other music genres in recent years, is being sold.
The Fillmore District club is being sold by Yoshie Akiba to the Fillmore Live Entertainment Group, effective July 1.
The sale does not affect Akiba's East Bay Yoshi's, which has been a culinary and musical institution for several decades and is currently based in Oakland's Jack London Square.
Michael Johnson, managing partner of Fillmore Live, told SF Station website that with 90-120 days of the sale, the new owners plan to come up with a new name, menu and entertainment strategy for the club.
Fillmore Live said it has hired Bob Burke of Ovation Consulting Restaurant + Hospitality to run the San Francisco Yoshi's. Burke has previously worked with Gordon Biersch, Pat Kuleto Restaurants and Forge.
Company officials said all current show tickets, reservations and other commitments will be honored after the sale.
Like its East Bay counterpart, San Francisco Yoshi's was primarily a jazz club when it opened. But the genre proved a tough sell in the Fillmore District, especially after the SFJazz Center opened near City Hall. Yoshi's San Francisco has since transitioned its music offerings to more of a mix of R&B, hip-hop, pop and rock. The club filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2012.