Juicy News will leave its longtime home at 2453 Fillmore at the end of January. Owner Mo Salimi announced his departure — expected after the building sold to a new owner — and said he is starting a fundraiser on Indigogo to raise at least $60,000 to help relocate the store.
"We've received a tremendous amount of support so far and would like to channel that support and energy into funding our campaign so we can stay local and viable," Salimi said in a post on nextdoor.com. "So let's be positive and get to work."
Say goodbye to the distinctive Yoshi’s marquee that has become familiar in the jazz district. On November 1 the club and restaurant was reborn as The Addition, and the marquee was sacked with a temporary covering announcing The Addition.
A new chef and concept for the restaurant are still in the works. Yoshi’s will live on across the bay in its other home at Jack London Square in Oakland.
Fillmore’s newest fashion boutique, Rag & Bone, is now open on the key corner of Fillmore and California, formerly the home of Royal Ground Coffee. . . . The Kooples is open for business after a total remodel of the space formerly occupied by Clary Sage at 2241 Fillmore, next door to the Clay Theater. . . . Also now open is newcomer Jarbo in the space at 2408 Fillmore that was formerly home to Erica Tanov. . . . And coming up: Construction is underway on a new Rebecca Minkoff store opening at 2124 Fillmore, formerly home of the Pure Beauty store.
HOTEL TOMO SOLD
— BOP CITY AVAILABLE
Hotel Tomo in Japantown has been taken over by the Kimpton group, joining the nearby Hotel Kabuki under new ownership. . . . And a “for rent” sign has gone up at 1712 Fillmore on one of the neighborhood’s most legendary buildings, formerly home of Marcus Books and Bop City.
NEW NIGHTCLUB OPEN
IN THE JAZZ DISTRICT
A showy new nightclub featuring DJs, dancing and bottle service is now open at 1538 Fillmore, the former home of Rasellas jazz club. Origin Boutique Nightclub, owned by the founders of the Grand Nightclub south of Market, is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
SMALL ON SPACE,
BIG ON STYLE
Don’t expect to stop by Velvety Nails & Beauty Spa for a quick fix. Lu Lu, the owner of the neighborhood’s newest spa at 2183 Sutter Street — which offers manicures, pedicures, hair removal and eyelash treatments — believes that quality cannot be hurried.
In addition to a menu of nail and eye treatments, Velvety offers sugaring — a method of hair removal that’s touted as more natural than waxing, and available in only a handful of salons around the city.
Additional specialized treatments Velvety offers include eyelash perms for those who want their eyelashes to appear more pronounced, plus eyelash extensions to augment short or skimpy lashes. Tinting is also offered to make brows and lashes more prominent.