Author Archives Ken Katz

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Overall, this month’s newsletter is once again going to be a bit on the slim side but we’ll compensate with lots of information about the Grand Lake Neighborhood survey with particular focus  on the Farmers Market questions.  Since the survey closed on August 9.  Eric Hughes and I have been sorting and summarizing […]

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  • EDITOR’S NOTE Our apologies for a somewhat skimpy newsletter this month.  LZ, our intrepid Grand Avenue West of 580 blogger, is on vacation and I’ve been preoccupied with other obligations.  You’ll also note that we’re publishing a couple of days early in order to provide some last-minute publicity for three neighborhood events on Saturday. GRAND […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE MERCHANT NEWS Studio Grand is starting the month with a big bang featuring a marvelous exhibit of paintings by Miguel Bounce Perez that will be up through September 10. The show will be available for viewing tomorrow (Saturday) from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and again on July 7 for the First Thursdays art […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE MERCHANT NEWS Back in March, we were delighted to report that Grand Fare Market was slated to reopen and do so under the same ownership.  Ethan Fletcher’s May 2 Inside Scoop column provided more details including the identity of the new chef  in charge of food operations –  “Chris Fernandez, whose resume includes […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE MERCHANT NEWS Grand Avenue is going to be a beehive of activity on Mother’s Day weekend. At Alchemy Bottle Shop,  Pür Spirits owner, Kiki Braverman will be pouring  samples of elderflower, blood orange and pear  liqueurs between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Brothers and Sisters Flower Shop, which occupies a prominent niche […]

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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: We enrolled seventy new subscribers this month – some of  whom discovered us when Inside Scoop shared our report about Grand Fare Market.  The lion’s share of the credit, however, belongs to one of those new subscribers, Emily Finch, who did the same.  More about Nextdoor and Grand Fare momentarily, but let’s begin […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE MERCHANT NEWS After a brief meeting with Doug Washington last week, I’m extremely pleased to report that Grand Fare Market should be reopening sometime soon under the same ownership.  In order to better serve the Grand Lake community, the following changes are being contemplated: A simplified layout Far fewer grocery items Focus on prepared foods […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – March 2016 Hi Neighbors! This month we welcome our new neighbors living at AvéVista while also noting that Enssaro has turned its original location into a café serving Ethiopian coffee and snacks to complement its new restaurant across the street.   In addition, last month the East Bay Express awarded […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE FIRST THURSDAYS Overcast skies (but no rain) are predicted for this month’s First Thursdays Art Walk. Hours are 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Panorama Framing: Opening night reception for Nicollette Smith‘s show of collages entitled, “Appropriated Topography“. Refreshments and Live Music by Graham Patzner. San Francisco Fiber: (3711 Grand) Lou Grantham […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE MERCHANT NEWS On January 19, brothers, Khalid and Najib Elferrouj opened La Parisienne Cafe and Boulangerie at 3249 Grand with Chef Karim Bedda at the helm .  A Yelp review by a guy named Don said what I wanted to say – but much better: Oakland has a French bakery that (brace yourself) […]

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