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SAN FRANCISCO-The Bay Area’s dot-com-fueled race for space is edging out some of the downtown area’s most well-regarded restaurants.

Several Financial District eateries are closing their doors, including the Occidental Grill at 453 Pine St. The owner, Shorenstein Co., evicted the eatery and is tearing down the entire building to replace it with an office tower. Murphy’s Exchange, which occupies the building’s second story, is also closing its doors.

A rent hike is taking out Barcelona, located at 7 Spring St. Its owner says it will not seek space elsewhere. Finally, a developer’s $5-million offer convinced John Konstin, owner of Jack’s restaurant at 615 Sacramento St., to sell his three-story building. Jack’s will close in December.

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