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Is Berkeley Bowl coming to SF???

mr_morcilla Jan 11, 2014 08:04 PM

I've heard from a couple foodish friends that they heard that Berkeley Bowl was sniffing around for a SF location.
Man, I'd give my left rognon for a BB on this side of the bay.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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  1. Josh RE: mr_morcilla Jan 11, 2014 08:30 PM

    I sure hope that's true.

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      donbonus RE: mr_morcilla Jan 11, 2014 08:35 PM

      Wish they would open in Jack London Square as Oakland Bowl

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        sfchris RE: mr_morcilla Jan 11, 2014 09:39 PM

        I'm sure they have thought of this before. The main problem is likely rent which is probably 4 times that in Berkeley.

        If you don't mind paying $10/pound for tomatoes it can possibly work.

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          soupçon RE: sfchris Jan 11, 2014 11:54 PM

          Not to worry. Ed Lee can probably cut them a good deal in the Twitterloin.

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          e001 RE: mr_morcilla Jan 12, 2014 10:37 AM

          Oh please please please let them put it in the old Cala/Delano on S. Van Ness....

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            walker RE: e001 Jan 18, 2014 06:56 PM

            Or, the closing (when?) Fresh & Easy on Clement (way out there).

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              walker RE: walker Jan 19, 2014 09:19 AM

              I would so love a Berkeley Bowl or Monterey Market in SF.

          2. Tripeler RE: mr_morcilla Jan 19, 2014 06:06 AM

            This subject is so ripe for SF/Berkeley comparison jokes, and I am surprise that none have appeared (yet) on this thread.

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              Ruth Lafler RE: Tripeler Jun 28, 2014 12:07 AM

              With all the techies taking over, everyone in San Francisco who would have shopped at "the Bowl" has moved to the East Bay already. ;-)

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                walker RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 28, 2014 10:23 AM

                I'd be so happy to have a Bowl and Monterey Mkt in SF .. hate to fight traffic there and back.

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              frangelica RE: mr_morcilla Jun 27, 2014 09:07 PM

              I heard from a very reliable source that the deal for a San Francisco store is almost complete. However, I am very sad to say that the deal they had for a Pleasant Hill store fell apart!

              My source told me that the West Store paid off in 2 years, obviously money is not an issue for them.

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                walker RE: frangelica Jun 27, 2014 10:03 PM

                Please give a clue as to the location...

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