Mission Street mainstay Bissap Baobab, the Senegalese restaurant featuring delicious fish dishes, exotic hibiscus cocktails and copious amounts of down-home African hospitality, may be closing in the late spring. Rumor has it that Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman (Tonic, Bullitt, the soon-to-open Rebel) will be taking over the liquor licenses.

According to Tablehopper, Ley and Bleiman, “will be opening a version of Bullitt for the Mission, namely, affordable comfort food and cocktails. A third partner, Mark DeVito, will also be involved in the currently unnamed project. A source close to the owners said they will be taking the space over when the liquor license transfers, which could be anywhere from 90 to 120 days. They will be revamping the space quickly, maybe closing for a couple weeks max, and will be paying a lot of attention to sprucing up the outdoor patio as well.”

*sob* Now where will we all go for Senegalese cuisine and world music nights? Walking into Bissap Baobab was like instantly entering another country.

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