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November 11, 2023

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Jennifer Pfaff

Wow, that Post restaurant rendering looks super...

Re: George Roy's Photoplay Theatre. It opened in 1913 as the first purpose-built theatre in town. The opening of the fancier Gates Garden Theatre in 1918 (where Pottery Barn is today) made it tough on Roys, and that's why you (Joe, I mean) cannot find it in your late-1920s City Directory;)

As far as we can tall, until today's new use as a bakery, the building has ALWAYS been used for entertainment / recreational purposes-- I'd consider various bars, lounges, yoga and boxing, etc. in that category. Remember Blush??--I think that was the name. Nightclub, I remember there was a lot of trouble there back in the day, and I'm thinking there is probably a story about that place buried here in the BV, too.

HMB

So happy to have Backhaus closer to home -- their breads and pastries are excellent. The line Saturday morning was long but it moved quickly. Was disappointed the signature breakfast board for two was not available -- the guy at the counter said they didn't have enough staff yet to serve it despite it being on the menu.
And what's the deal with all the dogs inside? These were clearly NOT service animals. Nothing against dogs, but in a busy restaurant with excitable kids running around and adults staring at their phones and not paying attention it just doesn't seem like a good idea -- not to mention being against the health code. (Though I'll agree a lot of dogs are cleaner and better behaved than a lot of humans.)

Mom

It's the usual situation of who will clamp down? Just like Target telling the sheriff to hustle shoplifters outside before cuffing them and reading them their rights, no restaurant wants to kick Fluffy out.

Joe

Selby's and the Village Pub keep their single Michelin stars for this year.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/07/18/all-xx-of-the-bay-areas-michelin-starred-restaurants-for-2023/?utm_email=945A740F8485348253E6F395EF&lctg=945A740F8485348253E6F395EF&active=yesD&utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.mercurynews.com%2f2023%2f07%2f18%2fall-xx-of-the-bay-areas-michelin-starred-restaurants-for-2023%2f&utm_campaign=bang-mult-nl-wednesday-morning-report-nl&utm_content=manual

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