The KoJa combo from KoJa Kitchen. Yelp photo by Keerati C.
Changes are afoot at ~PUBLIC MARKET EMERYVILLE~, which is currently undergoing major renovation. Two new food tenants have signed onto the space’s newly revamped food hall, ~KOJA KITCHEN~ and ~SHIBA RAMEN~. (For more information on Shiba, check out this great article from East Bay Express on the owners.) The food hall’s renovation includes new design elements like reclaimed wood, tile, rolled steel panels, and a living wall, in addition to a new children’s play area. The renovations should be completed in late summer. 5959 Shellmound St. at 59th St., Emeryville, 510-652-9300.
Berkeleyside Nosh reports that a new diner is opening in Oakland’s Laurel District, called ~SEQUOIA DINER~. It’s opening in the former Full House Café space and is from partners Andrew Vennari and Sequoia Broderson, who both have restaurant experience at places like Camino and Duende. The restaurant will highlight housemade items, like sausage, bacon, bread, pastries, and jam, and local products will be featured. They’ll be open daily for breakfast and lunch, from 8am to 2pm, and plan to open this spring. 3719 MacArthur Blvd. at Loma Vista, Oakland, 510-482-3719.