While Original Joe’s is moving to North Beach from its historic Taylor Street location, it will soon be replaced by a dynamic combination of a theater, restaurant and bar run by the leaders of PianoFight. PianoFight LLC is a SF-based production and venue management company founded by Rob Ready and Dan Williams in the summer of 2007. Former managing partners of the Off-Market Theaters until its close in 2011, PianoFight is moving to the historic Uptown Tenderloin neighborhood and building a state of the art theater complex with a restaurant and bar. In four years, PianoFight has produced over 200 original short and full-length plays, and created the largest audience-judged playwriting competition in the country. Its development joins the recent opening of the highly acclaimed Ahn’s Sushi and Soju
restaurant around the corner on Eddy as positive signs of the area’s revival.