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ekons Feb 22, 2012 04:42 PM

Does anyone know what happened to Kitchen 388? I just walked by and there was a, For Lease
sign in the window :-(

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    abstractpoet Feb 22, 2012 10:49 PM

    Huh. I took it as a pretty bad sign that they've been closed for like two months, but as of a day ago there was still a note on the door saying they planned to open by the end of February. That's really too bad if they're done.

    They always did a ton of business on the weekends and not so much during the week, but it seemed like things had been picking up...

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      abstractpoet Feb 23, 2012 10:31 AM

      Walked by again today, and the sign saying they'll open by the end of the month is still up. The "For Lease" sign is for the empty space next door.

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        ekons Feb 24, 2012 02:47 PM

        Thank you for your comments about Kitchen 388. I will go back and look at the, 'For Lease'
        sign. I too noticed how busy they were on weekends. I had heard that they were gearing up to open for dinner. I hope they open soon. A real asset to Adams Point.

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      abstractpoet Mar 6, 2012 09:26 PM

      Unfortunately, there's a new sign up (and a notice on their website) informing customers that, due to an illness in the family, the future of Kitchen 388 is uncertain. They'll remain closed indefinitely.

      Wishing whoever's sick a speedy and complete recovery. Meanwhile, I'll miss the pop tarts and the friendly neighborhood vibe.

      http://kitchen388.virb.com/

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        shanghaikid Mar 6, 2012 09:46 PM

        looked in the general area of kitchen 388, didn't see any activity. got coffee at grand lake coff up a lot and it was awful.

        round table has a lunch buffet acye, pizza & drink(6.99) ok for buffet wouldn't order anymore round table.

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          lakemerritter Dec 14, 2012 08:36 AM

          Grand Lake coffee is by far the worst in the neighborhood. That whole place is just awful. Ahn's makes better coffee and you better believe I love Ahn's burgers, but coffee but is not their strong suit.

          Sorry for the multiple thread responses, but hey, I can't resist giving an on-the-ground report.

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        abstractpoet Apr 27, 2012 10:54 AM

        Back (for dinner only) starting next week.

        http://www.eastbayexpress.com/WhatThe...

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          lakemerritter Dec 14, 2012 08:33 AM

          Kitchen 388 is fully back in business, as I am typing this over one of their breakfast bagels (they were out of English muffins, but I was comped a coffee due to this horrid inconvenience) and on their wi-fi and I have to say it's pretty great. No homemade pop-tarts, but hey are open 6am-5pm on weekdays now. The coffee is great. So Baby Merrritter (don't you just love it when parents give their kids cutesy handle names?!) and I are going to enjoy this and then head over to Grand Bakery to get some Sufganiyot for dessert.

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