And (koff, koff), excuse me for being so forward in my questioning, but, with the opening of five new places just this month, where is anyone going to find a decent waiter in this town? Every manager I speak to is looking for good help. And almost every place I've been out to recently is showing major holes in its service program.
Since 1994, Deborah Chalsty has had her hand in all things Hayes and Vine. Well, Deborah has decided to move on to other challenges, and once-manager Tony Poer has taken over ownership of the cute 'ittle wine bar at the end of Hayes Street. He's joined by his friend Mark Dirsa in this venture. Not to worry, Hayes and Vine will continue its tradition of strange wines and cool times.
Plans to put a Zao noodle shop in the old Josie's Juice Joint space on 16th Street at Market have hit a little snag. Besides the caveat that the Tom for Mayor signs must come down, it seems all the existing dining permits ... don't exist. Fans of the postmodern noodle joint needn't worry, though -- this kind of delay is par for the course when a restaurant is changing hands.
Don't Fear the Beeper
The Transmission Theater has gone high tech: The Paradise's annex for larger shows and off-line wrestling events is the object of a one-year lease between Paradise owner Robin Reichert and an upstart dot-com (is there another kind?). Seems computer nerds are more profitable than Cosmopolitans. Also leased to the dot-commoners was the Luneta Body Shop, the false front for Reichert's storage space a few doors down from Paradise on Folsom. Looks like it's time for local musicians to face the silence ....
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