Chef/Owner Preeti Mistry and her wife/business partner Ann Nadeau helped turn Juhu Beach Club (JBC) in Oakland’s Temescal District into a destination. Now they’re looking to do the same in Emeryville by opening “Navi Kitchen” at 5000 Adeline. The Bakery Lofts space was previously Basic Cafe before shuttering after less than a year and then announcing that they would reboot as Estelle Restaurant. The “coming soon” sign for Estelle was removed back in August leaving the space again in limbo. Yesterday, Both Inside Scoop and Easter SF announced that the proprietors of JBC had signed a lease to open an Indian fusion themed restaurant at the space that straddles the Oakland/Emeryville border.
Eater SF notes the cuisine will lean Indian with seasonal curries and salads but will also offer neapolitan style pizzas with Indian inspired ingredients. There will also be a diner component to the establishment by serving milkshakes along with beer and wine. The interior of the space is small, but offers both front & rear dog-friendly patio’s. Orders will be administered through counter service.
Juhu expects to open in Spring 2017 with lunch & dinner service and eventually expand to weekend brunch service.
ABC License filed at 1350 Ocean Ave
An E’ville tipster noticed an ABC license posted in the corner window at 1350 Ocean Avenue near Hollis. The ABC applicant is listed as V Vineyards LLC and based out of St. Helena in Napa. The “Winegrower” license authorizes the sale of wine and brandy to any person holding a license authorizing the sale of wine and brandy, and to consumers for consumption off the premises where sold. The holder of this type of license may also conduct wine tastings.
What’s not clear is if this will be open to the public or be more of a wholesale distributor. We’ve reached out to the contact and will follow-up when we know more.