San Jose Mercury News (via SFist) reports on some major developments coming to YOSHI’S SAN FRANCISCO. The jazz club and restaurant, which has been struggling for a while, has been sold to the Fillmore Live Entertainment Group by owner and founder Yoshie Akiba. The sale is effective July 1st, and Bob Burke of Ovation Consulting Restaurant + Hospitality has been hired to run the venue moving forward. Look for a new name, restaurant, and concept for the space. All current shows, commitments, and tickets will be honored after the sale, and this will have no effect on the original Yoshi’s, in Oakland’s Jack London Square. 1330 Fillmore St. at Ellis, 415-655-5600.
Tipster Jason B. wrote in to let us know that LADDA’S THAI CUISINE in the Outer Sunset has closed, and Yelp has also noted the closure. It was also known as Sea View Restaurant, and served American diner food in addition to Thai dishes. No word on what might be moving in. 1225 La Playa St. at Lincoln.
Jason also let us know that CANTO DO BRASIL in Hayes Valley has changed ownership and is now MINAS BRAZILIAN, which is confirmed on their website. The menu offers Brazilian classics like feijoada and stews, as well as sandwiches at lunch. They’ve also got a full bar with cachaça as the highlight, including $6 caipirinhas at happy hour from 5pm-7pm Mon-Fri. And they will be showing all World Cup games live, check ‘em out! 41 Franklin St. at Lily, 415-626-8727.
We reported on the troubles over at JODIE’S in Albany, and now Berkeleyside Nosh reports that ongoing negotiations with the landlord have failed and the family-owned institution will sadly close on June 14th. The restaurant needs lots of repairs, including a hand-washing sink and a new ventilation system, and since the owners didn’t have a lease, they were unable to make the upgrades. A note on their website says they are hoping to find a new location and reopen soon; we’ve certainly got our fingers crossed! 902 Masonic Ave. at Solano, Albany, 510-526-1109.
Yoshi’s San Francisco at night. Photo via Yoshi’s Facebook page.