downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

SF Invades Oaktown!

March 1, 2007

The San Francisco Business Times reported that several SF-based restaurants are moving to Oakland. The Chronicle and the EBX blog also wrote about these restaurant openings. So, the scoop:

Levende Lounge from SF’s Mission District is creating Levende East at the corner of 9th and Washington (formerly The Rex).

Ozumo is in late negotiations with Signature to be in the massive Broadway Grand condo complex, at Broadway and Grand (across from Luka’s. Formerly Hertz Rent-a-Car, I believe).

The articles also note that Rockridge is gaining two SF-based restaurants, including Wood House (formerly Grasshopper) and Somerset (formerly a Chinese restaurant). Rumored in-the-works deals downtown include an expanded location for Tamarindo and a second location for Jack London Square’s Soizic.