Grand Avenue West of 580'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  •   GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – May 2016 Direct Urgent Care – Now at 411 Grand Ave., Oakland On April 4, 2016, co-founders Caesar Djavaherian, M.D., M.S., FACEP, and Seth Kaufman, M.D., FACEP, opened Direct Urgent Care at 411 Grand Avenue.  It’s open every day from 8 AM to 6 PM.  Their Berkeley clinic, […]

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  • GRAND AVENUE, WEST OF 580 – April 2016 Hi Neighbors! This month we take a closer look at Jong Ga House, meeting the family that owns this authentic Korean restaurant in our neighborhood and appreciating the delicious food.  – LZ. Jong Ga House – Classic Korean Cuisine For years I walked past Jong Ga House, […]

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