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Point Richmond: Boilerhouse Closing - Reopening as Assemble

The Boilerhouse is serving their last lunch on Friday, December 12. It is reopening in mid-January under the management of Richard Mazzera, Chez Panisse alum and co-founder of Berkeley's Cesar, and his wife, former Corso GM, Terumi Shibata. It sounds like they have some great ideas for the space and a New American menu that I am sure will be well executed.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

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  1. Oh WOW! I know the chef there. Or well not any more.
    I am kinda surprised they did not take advantage of the Holiday sales to help budget for the new place.

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    1. re: smatbrat

      I thought the same at first, but considering the changes that they're making, I don't think it will hurt them to be closed over the holidays. I think the management team made a smart decision in this location. It has historic value and the Craneway Pavilion next door, a great venue with wonderful view of the bay.

    2. The building and the location are great, the service has been up and down of late, so let's hope that improves. Very excited to see what Mazzera does with the place.

      1. Any word on when they'll be re-opening? It's mid-January now, and I haven't heard anything. I'll be watching the Chronicle.

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        1. re: karinbur

          I read a press release that said "in late January 2013", but we're there already ... might do a drive by and see if there's a sign in the window with more detail.

          1. re: AntarcticWidow

            You could phone the number on the press release and ask for a status report.

            http://craneway.com/site/assets/Assem...

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Thanks for the suggestion. I left a message; also emailed the former Boilerhouse restaurant/event manager at Craneway. I'll post if/when I hear something.

              1. re: karinbur

                Someone just sent this to me, update regarding Assemble.

                http://richmondconfidential.org/2013/...

                1. re: calalilly

                  I talked on the phone this morning to Jude Heller, who sent out the press release. Due to the inevitable construction delays, it'll be mid-to-late February when they open.

        2. And EileenPearl has posted the first report for the newly opened Assemble:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892417