What New Businesses Are Coming to Alameda?

Several new businesses are almost ready to open their doors.

Like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear on Halloween night, Alamedans have been scanning store fronts, looking for signs that new businesses are ready to open.

Here are several new businesses in the pipeline that Patch has tracked:

Sugarbabies, a lingerie store located in the renovated Park Street Plaza mini-mall, is putting the finishing touches on renovations. It will open in early November.

Originally scheduled to open in August, Levy’s Bagels will open in the West End's Webster Square Shopping Center in mid-November. Owner Sam Kuav explained that the delay was due to changes needed to obtain the City of Alameda’s building permit. Until the Alameda store opens, Alamedans hankering for a bite of Levy’s dense, chewy bagels will have to drive to the Levy’s in San Ramon.

The new Park Café, which will occupy the old Boniere Bakery location on Park Street, will open in early November according to owner Betty Gee. (Gee, the owner of Pier 29,had dubbed her new venture Betty’s Café but has since changed the name to Park Café.) Getting the health permit and final architectural review took longer than expected and pushed the opening back from September.

According to Gee, the menu at Park Café will focus on comfort food items  such as mac and cheese, fresh roasted turkey and rice plates. “We will offer home-style cooking at reasonable prices,” said Gee.  

Finally, the Acapulco will be resurrected in early 2013 according to new owner Mike Wiesner who took over the Alameda institution from the Quintero family. Wiesner is in the process of getting permits to upgrade the plumbing and electrical systems inside the restaurant which has served Alamedans since 1953. Wiesner says he will expand the menu to include seafood dishes but will offer many of the dishes using the Quintero family recipes.

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SAinCR October 30, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Restaurants cost a fortune to fabricate and even more to run. It is one of the most difficult businesses to make profitable. I a not a restauranteur just a grateful consumer. Maybe if you can get a few thousand signatures from Bay Farm residents saying they want a Korean Restaurant it might demonstrate a need. Remember these places need to be able to fill their tables every day all day to make a living and cover expenses.
Analisa Harangozo October 30, 2012 at 09:20 PM
It's still in the early stages prior to opening but yes, we will check up on this.
Susan Zielinski October 31, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Dear Quintero family, Please share some of your most-asked-for recipes with the new owner! We loved your Acapulco restaurant, and are eagerly awaiting the new version/opening. It would be wonderful to allow the new owner to honor your family's heritage by featuring some of your "best of".
Lisbeth Allen November 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Maybe I have a dirty mind, but when I see PV it looks like PIV which is how babies are made. Maybe they could make it into a love hotel like in Japan. Now there is a new idea for Alameda. Family quality time and all that. Bonding you know.
joel January 05, 2013 at 05:30 AM
easy open a can of bean pour in a pan , add some spice , add some overcooked chicken meat , add some overcoocked rice, sprinkle with cheese and celantro , when the times are good add avocados and tomatoes , when they are lean use the 2lbs frozen bag .....serve very large portion and you are in business.


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