It would be more accurate to call this guest house Dave-and-Jim’s by the Bay, since the proprietors these days are David C. McGlothlin (b 1964) and James V. Rizzo. But it still carries the name of the chef Christopher Covelli, who opened the inn in 1999. Covelli also ran L’Uva Restaurant at 133 Bradford. The house had been in the Rich family for the early half of the 20th century. The owners’ research shows that it was the Swanberry Inn in the ’70s, and — briefly — Carpe Diem, which is now next door.
Daniel J. Swanberry sold the house in 1998 to Rainer Horn, a cofounder of Carpe Diem. Horn sold it the next year to an entity called Covgar Two: Covelli and Peter Garza-Zavaletta. McGlothlin and Rizzo took over in 2006. The 10 guest rooms are each named for an artist. • Historic District Survey • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Updated 2013-02-17