January Closures: Coda, and Sweet Jo's Cafe at the JCC

It’s not January yet, but already word of a couple closures is here. Mission Mission reports the live music venue ~CODA~ will be closing on January 1st, “unless they get some miraculous financial help.”

I had to keep this one under my hat for a couple months, but I just received an official note from Joanna Karlinsky telling me that she (along with partner Victoria Smiser) are closing ~SWEET JO’S CAFE~ in the JCC at the end of January. Karlinsky will stay on as consulting executive chef to ensure a smooth transition to the new café that moves in and will start a restaurant consulting business, while Victoria will continue to take specialty cake orders. They are considering looking for smaller digs for just one or two of their brands: Lucky Dawg Ice Cream, Emma Peel’s Pizza Pie, Pressed Sandwiches, Jo-Jo To-Go, Confections Bakery, and of course, Meetinghouse Biscuits & Catering. 3200 California St. at Presidio.