…and we don’t just mean celebrating Easter. Here’s a summary of recent events in my favorite part of town.
Little Japan, which used to be on 4th Street across from where Liu’s used to be, is open for business at their new home on F Street next to the BofA. Harvey says they are yet to have a full-on grand opening but they’e already had the Chamber ribbon cutting and a cash mob. The new store is gorgeous and well-stocked. I bought some miso and realized how much I had missed this store as I tucked into my soup with the March winds blowing outside. No website, but they do have a Facebook page.
Next door, in the old pharmacy are signs indicating a Eureka Planning Commission hearing concerning four parking places in the adjacent lot. The parking is for a Chinese restaurant named Zoe, which will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Converting a drugstore to a restaurant is expensive so this is a massive investment for someone.
Another massive investment is contemplated for the space now occupied by Glow, a facial and nails salon that has taken its operation to an appointment-only model. A gentleman from Fortuna has advertised his intention to open the Diver Bar and Grille in the Glow space but the fictitious business name statement was filed back in December and it doesn’t look like much is happening. Stay tuned. And if you figure out the difference between a ‘grille’ and a ‘grill”, kindly inform me.
Lastly, the space vacated by the short-lived Caribbean Picnic operation is now occupied by Nourish Bistro and Catering which has a website up although it’s awfully heard to read. They will have their grand opening tomorrow, Friday, at 10am, and according to the Times they will be serving beverages and appetizers so there’s a chance to sample their wares. Wish I could make it.
I stuck my head into the new Zoe’s restaurant a couple of weeks ago, and asked the woman who seemed to be overseeing the construction work, and she said the cuisine will be “American and some ethnic.”
I had the same experience except it was a security guard and she claimed it would be Chinese. Whichever it is, it’s a tall order to transform a pharmacy space into a restaurant. At their Planning Commission hearing it was stated that they will have a beer and wine license and will initially be open ony for lunch, dinners later. I’m hoping we’ll hear from the prospective owner (whom I wasn’t able to contact.) It’s happened before.