Big Banker reports a rumor that The Surf Spot restaurant on Sea Bowl Lane will close soon and that the brew pub there will take over the operation. Was notice given to employees and vendors before bankruptcy was declared? Inquiring minds would like to know. According to a NextDoor post, closing day is August 27 and customers holding gift certificates have been advised to use them up before the 27th. Stay tuned to Riptide for more details as they emerge.
Better Business Burro relays a rumor that a marijuana dispensary wants to buy the Clocktower Building in Rockaway Beach. What a hoot! They could easily make that tower into a giant bong.
The co-owner of a popular family-run business in Pacifica called Winters Tavern confirmed that while it was still a month or two too early to share details, “the Winters storm is coming” to Sonora. C.J. Valenti, along with his wife and business partner Corinne Robinson — a Sonora High School graduate — are sharing hints on social media that their new location will be called Winters Tavern East and that it will maintain similar values as the Pacifica location; namely, locally sourced beers (“no crap on tap”), food, and live music.
Department of Corrections Correction: Better Business Burro says Starbread is moving into a space near Cheers, while Starbucks is moving or expanding into a new space in Linda Mar Shopping Center, and Panda Express is moving into the old Denny's space. And a sharp-eyed Riptide reader notes that Starbread is Filipino, not Indian, food. Got that straight now?
What will become of A Grape in the Fog?
According to Big Banker, the iconic Clocktower Building at 446 Old County Road in Rockaway Beach is in foreclosure, with a $2,340,00 first trust deed recorded in November 2006, past due in November 2016. Building owners have filed bankruptcy, but the foreclosure sale has been rescheduled repeatedly with no end in sight. Stay tuned.
Better Business Burro reports that Taco Bell on Linda Mar Beach is closing in August for a remodel and possible transition to alcohol sales.
Legendary seaside restaurant Nick's turns 90 in its original Rockaway Beach location. Drop in for a famous Nick's crab sandwich. Yummy.
Big Creek Lumber donates wood to Ortega and La Honda elementary schools to build garden beds.
Pacifica makes the list of "best cities for starting a small business": third from the bottom at number 1259.
Pacifica gets national media attention for a fast-food dump that serves fake Mexican food, though to be fair, the story emphasizes the beauty of Linda Mar Beach.
The Better Business Burro reports that the Radio Shack/Sprint store in Linda Mar shopping center is selling off everything at discount prices and emptying out the store. The dominoes continue to fall at the rent-gouging shopping center, though Comments (at link below this post) seem to indicate that the bankrupt business was more to blame than the landlord.
Better Business Burro reports that after 25 years in business, Fresh Choice of Colma closed March 12. A sign on the door said that the owner had decided to open a new concept restaurant. Meanwhile, Black Bear Diner announced it will open at this location in the fall.