Category Archives: Coming Soon

Kinfolk to Convert from Popup to Permanent Inside Former Pizza Express

Well, the rumors turned out to be true. Our foodie fwiendz at Inside Scoop confirm that Kinfolk, the Cortand popup restaurant launched by Bernal neighbor Greg Lutes, will open a permanent location inside the former Pizza Express space at 919 Cortland: … Continue reading

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New Purveyors of Warm Drinks Coming to Western Cortland

If you are of the opinion that what Cortland Ave. needs is more places to buy warm drinks west of Bennington Street, then the gods have heard your prayers, because that stretch of Cortland will soon be home to two … Continue reading

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Belgian Restaurant to Open in Former Locavore Space; Bernal Moule Frites Junkies Rejoice

Bernal foodies, our long neighborhood nightmare of moule frites deprivation will soon come to a close. No longer will we have to venture beyond the comfortable confines of Bernal Heights to get a moule frites fix, because Tablehopper reports that … Continue reading

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Revealed: The Future of the Former Stray Bar on Cortland

Bernalwood has received lots and lots and lots of questions about the former home of the (much-loved) Stray Bar on Cortland. The interior of the bar was gutted a few weeks back, and a peek through the window reveals a … Continue reading

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Portugese-Style Cafe Planned for Former Nervous Dog Space

There was sadness in La Lengua when Nervous Dog Coffee closed down last December. But this week, Andrea de Francisco contacted Bernalwood to tell us about the new Portugese-style cafe she’s planning to open inside the former Nervous Dog space on Mission … Continue reading

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New Renderings Reveal the St. Luke’s Hospital of Tomorrow, Today

Now that all the squabbling over the plans has been settled (knock wood), California Pacific Medical Center has released a new set of renderings that show what the new, redesigned, 120-bed St. Luke’s Hospital on Cesar Chavez at Valencia will … Continue reading

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Lama’s Kenpo Karate Returning to Cortland; Bernal Heights Ninjas Rejoice

Though it’s not the kind of thing we usually discuss publicly, this is a Golden Age for Bernal Heights ninjas. First we got Brandan Lai’s super-convenient ninja supply boutique over on Mission Street. Now we’re getting a new karate school … Continue reading

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The Mysterious New Store at 420 Cortland, REVEALED!

For weeks, mystery has surrounded the newly renovated storefront at 420 Cortland Street. Word on the street was that a tenant had been found. But who?! And what?! Then, a clue appeared… in the form of a question mark: Then, … Continue reading

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Precita Park Cafe Set to Soft Open on Friday

Tablehopper has an update on the opening date for the much-anticipated Precita Park Cafe. Looks like the doors will open for the initial shakedown cruise on Friday: Getting close: ~PRECITA PARK CAFE~ is due to soft open this Friday December 16th in … Continue reading

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Precita Park Cafe Looks Almost Ready to Open

The Precita Park Cafe is getting ready to open its doors. Reader Lonnie sent this photo yesterday, along with a quick update: Saw the finishing touches going on Precita Park’s logo today. Opening in a week or so! That’s unofficial, … Continue reading

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The Plywood Comes Off the New Precita Park Cafe

After many months of construction and veiled mystery, the plywood has been removed from the facade of the forthcoming Precita Park Cafe at the eastern end of the park. As Bernalwood previously reported: The former Riteway Market will soon be … Continue reading

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Sandbox Bakery Opening New Restaurant Just Down the Street

There a new food fashion sweeping Cortland: Existing restaurants opening new restaurants just a stones-throw away. Vega started the trend by buying up the Liberty Cafe right across the street, and now the fabulous Sandbox Bakery is getting in on … Continue reading

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Liberty Cafe on Cortland Sold to Owners of Vega (Also of Cortland)

Remember when we told you that the Liberty Cafe on Cortland was up for sale? It’s now been sold… to the owners of Vega, the Italian restaurant that’s also on Cortland (and practically across the street). Our friends at Inside … Continue reading

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