NOVEMBER 5th: Holly Schneider from Studio Grand has just released their November calendar which begins with this week’s First Thursdays on Grand closing reception for artist, Teri Saul followed by an evening of music. Last event on the calendar is the debut of a flamenco night on the 4th Saturday of each month featuring La Tania who has her studio next door to The Star on Grand. The full Studio Grand calendar is HERE!
NOVEMBER 5th: Alameda Magazine is out with its November issue that includes four pages of news about Grand Avenue. Pages 48 and 49 have an article by Ethan Fletcher entitled “A Grand Avenue Revival”. Pages 50 and 51 have an article by Blair Jackson about Charlie Hallowell and Penrose and Sons and much more. One tidbit that everyone should be be intrigued by is this quote: “He’d love to open ‘a green grocer and a butcher shop’ next to Penrose”. If you’ve forgotten the details regarding the GLRAG survey from five years ago, a butcher shop was on the very top of the wish list and a high end produce market not that far behind.Here’s a link to the first page of the four page spread. P.S. I assume the same articles will be spotlighted in the upcoming edition of Oakland Magazine.
NOVEMBER 1st: Just after I published the October Newsletter, Maurice Darwish sent a very thoughtful message to Mezze’s mailing list which I’d like to share.