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San Francisco’s Oldest Restaurant Opening Washington D.C. Location

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Tadich Grill restaurant on California St. in San Francisco's Financial District. (Missvain/Wikimedia Commons)

Tadich Grill restaurant on California St. in San Francisco’s Financial District. (Missvain/Wikimedia Commons)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The owner of the famed Tadich Grill restaurant, San Francisco’s oldest continuously running restaurant, is set to open a new locale in Washington, D.C.

You don’t have to look far in the city to find someone with sentimental feelings toward Tadich Grill, located on 240 California in the Financial District. The original version of the seafood restaurant opened in 1849.

“I get choked up,” San Francisco Police Chief Chief Greg Suhr said clearing his throat, “My grandmother met the Buich’s, great-grandfather Buich when she was 10.” The grandmother he was referring to was Ruby Tadich, the location’s namesake.

Mike Buich, now the owner of the grill, whose grandfather bought it from the Tadich’s, announced he is opening a Tadich Grill in the nation’s capitol after years of planning.

“After four years of research and looking around, etc. we finally got what we think is an excellent location for the second Tadich Grill,” Buich said.

In a partnership with Gerard Centioli of Icon Inc., which scouts iconic restaurants that have withstood the test of time, the plan is to help them grow.

“Clearly Tadich Grill with its 164-year history, hits that ball out of the park,” Centioli said.

The new Tadich will have the same look of the old one, only bigger, on Pennsylvania Avenue. Buich said President Obama will be invited to the 2014 opening.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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