A Japanese restaurant with the unpronounceable name Uoyakutei apparently will move into the old Prime Dip site, where the weeds have grown as high as the roof. We wish them luck, and maybe Alan Wald will have some fun with their name.
Pacifica.city and Big Banker both report that Gorilla Barbeque has expanded next door into the former Vintage at Heart thrift store on Highway 1. Pacifica palindrome lover Roger Wilco wishes them well: "All I, Roger, ever nosh, son -- revere Gorilla!"
Thanks to Tom C. for passing along this information.
Apparently, tech titan Bijan Khosravi has bought a piece of Harmony @ 1 for $2.2 million (see below). Bijan blogs on Forbes.com and his name pops up all over the Internet, so have fun checking out your new neighbor:
History Record #1: SALE/TRANSFER; Buyer: Khosravi Bijan; Seller: Sonora Shores Iii Llc; Transaction Date: 01/25/2016; Sale Price: $2,200,000; Recording Date: 01/26/2016; Sale Price Type: Full Value; Recorded Doc #: 000000006521; Title Company: First American Title; Document Type: Deed Transfer; Vesting Type: N/A
Our friend John's barbershop is open while construction goes on. The new building owner is completely remodeling the outside of the building with new stucco and paint. John's is between Farmers Insurance and the Clocktower Building at 450 Old County Road, Rockaway Beach district, Pacifica.
A wine bar seeking a liquor license hopes to move in next door to a chiropractor in Moss Beach. The wine bar is in a space previously occupied by a massage parlor that the vice squad busted for prostitution and put out of business.
Every Friday night, the bowling alley presents Astro Bowl, a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. It's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, off Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-738-8190 for information.
I wonder if the city would do Pacificans a favor by nudging the U.S. Postal Service to repair the Pacific Manor post office, which has been closed for repairs for more than two months. The easily overlooked van is sometimes open for business. Patrons have to wait in the winter wind and rain to do business there. The hours of the van are not posted, and even a postal employee didn't know the hours when I asked. The van was closed four days in a row last month. After three attempts to mail my packages there, I gave up and mailed them from Daly City. The postal service has given no indication when or whether the building will be repaired and open for business again.
Better Business Burro reports that Black Bear Diner is "sniffing around" the former Denny's location in Linda Mar shopping center.
See what our Ms. Taylor suggests to liven things up in sleepy Pacifica.
Dave & Lou's Valero is now officially an Alliance Gas Station. New owner Keet Nerhan's Alliance station in Half Moon Bay houses a Popeye's chicken franchise for which he was recently denied a drive-through window and Coastal Development Permit. (Pacifica.city)
Riptide's Better Business Burro reports that real estate developer/builder Keet Nerhan of Half Moon Bay is buying Dave & Lou's Valero service station at Linda Mar and Highway 1 in Pacifica. The popular longtime gas station is in escrow. Kurhan already owns a Shell station in Half Moon Bay. Stay tuned for further details.