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A16 Opening Oakland branch in Rockridge


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A16 Opening Oakland branch in Rockridge

singleguychef | Oct 16, 2012 04:14 PM

The Chron's Inside Scoop just reported that A16 is opening in Rockridge next year, replacing Hudsons. Here's the article

As usual, it just focused on A16's plans, but doesn't say anything about why Hudsons is closing. Anyone know?

While Hudson may not have been amazing, it was decent and offered up a nice alternative for that area. It always seemed pretty busy. I feel sad that it's closing only because it's been there for so long (albeit mostly as Garibaldi's and then that Garibaldis/Marzano hybrid).

Still, I am excited about A16 moving in. I think that would be a game changer because even though there's A Cote and Oliveto (and Wood Tavern way on the other end of College Avenue), I still feel that end of College Avenue didn't have that high caliber of restaurants. It was more restaurants like Chu's and I-Squared that were decent but not necessarily buzz-worthy. So with A16, and also James Syahabout's new spot opening in the old Somerset, I feel like Rockridge may finally live up to its name as a destination hot spot.

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