510 News: Grand Fare Market Suddenly Closes, Journeymen Pops Up


The garden at Grand Fare. Photo by Michael David Rose Photography, courtesy of UrbanDaddy.

By Dana Eastland. Yikes. Scoop reports that Oakland’s brand-new ~GRAND FARE MARKET~ has (hopefully only temporarily) closed. According to a note on their website, the closure is “until further notice” and “the market’s current incarnation simply required too much cost to keep up basic operations, and we couldn’t keep it going.” The project just opened two months ago and joined several food hall-style projects in the Bay Area. When we hear what owners Doug Washington and Freya Prowe figure out next for the large (and quite beautiful) space, we’ll let you know. 3265 Grand Ave. at Elwood, Oakland, 510-899-9610.

Chefs Jonathan Tu and Chris Wolff’s Journeymen pop-up will be at Blackwater Station on Monday December 7th, according to East Bay Express, where you can read more about their modern California tasting menu. In addition to their pop-ups, the duo plans to open their own restaurant in the East Bay soon, so this is a good opportunity for them to try out dishes. Dinner seatings are at 6:30pm and 8:30pm, but tickets are going fast, FYI. They’re $60 per person. 4901 Telegraph Ave. at 49th St., Oakland.