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We recently had the pleasure of selling Café Du Nord, a nightclub, restaurant and live music venue to Guy Carson and his partners. Located at 2170 Market Street in San Francisco the business is open from 4p-2a Wednesday through Saturday and 6p-2a Sunday through Tuesday. The Café built in 1907 is located in the basement of the landmark Swedish-American building in the Upper Market district.

As a child in Chicago, Guy would tinker with the radio knobs until he accidentally tuned into a San Francisco radio station and learned about Bill Graham, The Fillmore, the Jefferson Airplane and all the intriguing musical activities occurring in the SF Bay area. This resulted in Guy coming to San Francisco where he began a colorful 20 year stint as a musician (he was a bass player), singer and song writer. He also became an individual producer of live music and entertainment shows. For 10 years Guy was the General Manager of the Hotel Utah in San Francisco which featured a music, entertainment, food and full service bar venue and after this he was a booking agent at the Great American Music Hall and worked with the greatest talent in the business.

Guy’s mission at Café Du Nord is to build the best of its class music venue in the area. The club features the most eclectic music calendar in the market ranging from punk, jazz, Indian, rock, etc.

The menu specialties include fried calamari with spicy Thai sauce, steak frits, and sourdough burgers. If you want to relax and have a good time in a cozy and homey atmosphere come for a great show and a meal to match.

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Steven Zimmerman, CBI, M&AMI, CBB, FIBBA

Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1000 restaurant, bar or club businesses, sold many commercial buildings and completed over 3,000 restaurant valuations since 1996. His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, single family houses, an office building and a multi-use retail building. Steve is also the author of Restaurant Dealmaker – An Insider’s Trade Secrets for Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club available on Amazon. Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steve had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and Chief Executive officer of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the San Francisco Bay Area. READ FULL BIO | HIRE EXPERT WITNESS - LEARN MORE