Grand Avenue West of 580'S ARCHIVE

  • 1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos “Taste this Warriors Smoothie,” encouraged Muhammad Diaw, manager of 1888 Coffee Station at Bacheesos (opened April 2), as I walked to the carry-out window nestled next to Bacheesos Mediterranean Restaurant (previously featured in this blog). “It’s got avocado, mango, pineapple, carrot, spinach, kale, orange juice, and a little bit of […]

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  • American Indian Child Resource Center (AICRC) If you were on a treasure hunt seeking interesting places in the neighborhood, would you know where to find the American Indian Child Resource Center (AICRC)? Door drop cards from AIRC recently asked, “Have You Seen Us?” Look up! AICRC is located high above the sidewalk in a Julia […]

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  • Kinja Sushi Bar & Restaurant Kinja Sushi Bar & Restaurant brings Japanese flavors back to the neighborhood in a fun and modern atmosphere at the former Ta-Ke Sushi location. When Ozumo closed its 8,000 sq. ft. sushi restaurant on Broadway last November (as reported on Inside Scoop), owner Jeremy Umland mused that he might consider […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – February 2017 This month’s blog describes the new Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Tour presented by Local Food Adventures. The next tour will be on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Tour by Local Food Adventures At 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, Lauren McCabe Herpich, […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – January 2017 This month’s blog introduces High Peaks Kitchen, a new Indian cuisine restaurant at the former House of Curry location. High Peaks Kitchen   On December 6, 2016, the extremely popular High Peaks Kitchen restaurant on College Avenue opened its second location at the former House of Curry, […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – December 2016 This month’s blog shares news about the successful relaunch of the Loring Cafe as Small Wonder Bar & Café, kickin’ it old school so far – i.e., with no phone & no website. Tonight, jazz singer/songwriter Gabby McGee will perform live. Small Wonder Bar & Cafe   […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – November 2016 CALIFORNIA DOCUMENT PREPARERS’ GROWTH LEADS TO MOVE NEXT DOOR In our April 2014 column, we learned that California Document Preparers is a business  that guides people through complicated, sometimes confusing, legal documents and filings. While it provides licensed and bonded legal document assistants;ce,  it does not provide […]

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  • SPLASHPAD NEWSLETTER GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – September 2016 Room 389 Cocktail Lounge & Cafe Asked to describe the essence of Room 389, General Manager Nick White’s face lights up in a warm and inviting smile. Nick urges everyone, “Come in and see for yourself. We are a neighborhood bar that cares about the […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – July 2016 Grand Lake Kitchen Doubles its Seating Area & Adds a Full Bar On June 1, the neighborhood was excited when Grand Lake Kitchen quietly reopened after completing an expansion project that doubled its seating area and added a full bar with two televisions quietly showing sports. May […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – June 2016 Icey Cream has opened just in time for summer, creating a new sweet spot on Grand Avenue,  west of 580. – LZ. Late in May, a small paper on the front door of the long-awaited Icey Cream shop promised that the store would open on Monday, May […]

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