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Rumor Has It: Weissman Going Into Defunct Valentino’s?

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Andrew Weissman and his wife, Maureen.

Andrew Weissman, who can be seen these days hard at work at either of his two restaurants at the Pearl Brewery, says yes, the rumors are flying that he’s going into the recently closed Valentino’s di Olmos.

“It’s amazing,” he says. “I don’t think the word got around this much for any of the other restaurants I’ve opened.” The James Beard Award-nominated chef and restaurateur’s most recent ventures, at the Pearl, are Sandbar and Il Sogno.

Right now, he says that while he is ready to go, he doesn’t yet have the go-ahead to open a new restaurant in space at 4331 McCullough Ave. in Olmos Park.  Legal issues are still pending and though he’s in close touch with the principles, the deal isn’t quite locked up. At least, that was as of Thursday.

As for what kind of a restaurant he may be envisioning, Weissman’s not ready to go on the record. We think we can safely say, though, that it will not be a high-end destination, such as his former contemporary French restaurant, Le Rêve. Think affordable.

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