Some of the famed fluffy pancakes at Mama’s. Photo via Facebook.
It has been a long, slow, arduous process for the Sanchez family of the famed ~MAMA’S RESTAURANT~ (1701 Stockton St.) in North Beach to try to open their offshoot Lil’ Mama’s in the nearby (and very spacious) Piazza Market space (formerly Rossi Market) on Vallejo. Their plans are to serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch from 7am-3pm, lightening some of the load off the mother ship, or mama ship, as it were. There would also be a coffee and juice bar, grocery store, self-service hot food bar, baked goods, and more, available 7am-8pm.
Fortunately they made it through a zoning change approval at least week’s hearing, but they still need approval from the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee, the full Board of Supervisors, as well as the mayor’s signature. You can help support this project by joining their Facebook group. Read more about this complicated process (and their plans) on Hoodline here and here. Come on, let’s have that long-vacant building get some life in it already. 627 Vallejo St. at Columbus.