Hole in the Wall will stay open after the dive bar was in danger of closing down. Owner Will Tanner signed a new five-year lease this week, as reported by The Chronicle. However, East Side King will leave the bar come January "due to rent increase," wrote the publication. Tanner is looking for a new vendor for the space now, ideally something with a delivery component.
Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya opened East Side King at Hole in the Wall in 2012. That menu focuses on ramen along with other essentials like the Poor Qui’s Buns and tori meshi. The team also recently opened a similar outpost within The Four Horsemen with fried chicken sandwiches. There are also locations in The Liberty and South Lamar. East Side King's Thai Kun branch has a truck at Whisler’s, with another one planned for Steampunk Saloon on West 6th. The brick and mortar up in The Domain should open later this year.
Eater has reached out to East Side King for more details. Watch this space for updates.