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New Rooftop Deck Atop Hank’s Pasta Bar Replacement Headed to City for Approval

The Italian restaurant replacing Hank’s Pasta Bar (600 Montgomery Street) in Old Town could feature a brand new rooftop deck if it gets approval from the city tomorrow.

The building owners are scheduled to go to the Board of Architectural Review tomorrow (Wednesday) for approval of a full suite of changes, including the new rooftop patio. The new deck is part of a suite of changes planned as the restaurant prepares to reopen sometime this year as Hank & Mitzi’s Italian Kitchen, according to Eater.

Judging by a staff report, the building should have a relatively easy time getting that approval.

“Staff has no objection to the proposed roof deck, as it is well designed and architecturally compatible with the style and proportions of the existing building,” staff said. “The roof deck is differentiated from the existing building by introducing new and compatible materials.”

If approved, this would be the biggest change in the building’s history, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built in 1948, according to the staff report.

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