Oakland Update: CommonWealth Reopens, Along With Newcomers Destino and Fauna


CommonWealth is back in business. Photo from Facebook.

Some Oakland residents were happy to hear ~COMMONWEALTH~ has reopened after suffering a fire back in July. East Bay Dish mentions limited hours while they ramp back up. 2882 Telegraph Ave. at 28th St., Oakland, 510-663-3001.

According to Chowhound, the Mexican restaurant ~DESTINO~ is now open next to Camino. As mentioned in tablehopper, Gary Rizzo of the former Somerset is behind the project, and the chef is from Morelia. 3909 Grand Ave. at Sunnyslope, Oakland, 510-788-4152.

Eater mentioned Flora has opened ~FAUNA~, a neighboring bar with 22 seats, taxidermy heads, some Art Deco design details, and a short bar menu. 1900 Telegraph Ave. at 19th St., Oakland, 510-286-0100.