Pizzeria Flour + Water, which lived for a couple of years in 18th and Valencia before the place was renamed Yellow Moto Pizzeria in a change of ownership, is about to open a new location on North Beach, which Hoodline first revealed last June. But as construction continues on the premises of the former Rose Pistola restaurant at 532 Columbus Avenue, Flour + Water’s Mission District restaurant (2401 Harrison Street) has clear signs of union protest, including a large grim reaper outside the front door.
Mission Local reports that this protest, which has been going on for a couple of weeks, comes from the Northern California Carpenters’ Union, which is objecting to the fact that a building contractor at a Columbus Avenue pizzeria is paying its carpenters well below union rates – reportedly $28 per person. . hour compared to the union wage of $57 an hour.
Flour + Water uses the firm Cookline, who worked on setting up Pizzeria Delfina in Pacific Heights and Tartine Bakery Inner Sunset, to name the couple. And a Cookline spokesperson tells Mission Local: “None of our employees, nor any of our subcontractors’ employees, raised any questions about how they were treated or how much they were paid.”
A PR spokesperson for Flour + Water Hospitality Group told Mission Local that they trust Cookline’s expertise “in selecting subcontractors for projects we’re collaborating on.”
There is currently an ongoing dispute between Flour + Water and the carpenters’ union, with the former reportedly sending a cease and desist letter to the union following this picket situation, and after the union reportedly handed out pamphlets that featured the house partner chef Thomas McNaughton. phone number.
There is currently no announced opening date for the Flour + Water pizzeria – the original estimate was “Winter 2023” and this season will only last one day or so.
Flour + Water also plans to open several takeaway and delivery locations across the city after opening a North Beach location.
The Rose Pistola space, once the bustling center of the area, has been mostly dark since 2017.