Happy New Year! And what an interesting one it shall be with a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor (eventually), Insurance Commissioner, Attorney General, and House of Reps. Not to mention a new Interim Mayor and Board of Supes on their way in the coming weeks.
Anywho, as many of you may have already know and/or seen, after several vacant years, the old Cole Foods location at 815 Cole is due to become “The Ice Cream Bar: Soda Fountain and Creamery” at some point (soon?). Still no hints as to exactly what they’ll serve (aside from ice cream & soda, of course) or when they’ll open, but there is a newish “Notice of Public Hearing” posted in the window announcing a Planning Commission hearing on January 20th, starting at 1:30 PM, in Room 400 at City Hall.
According to the notice, they’ll be considering “An application for… A new full-service restaurant (Soda Fountain)”. Does that mean they’ll be serving food as well, or is that just the type of permit usually required for a soda shop?
Anyone make it to the open house back in November?
Update, 2/28/11: Turns out the Cole Valley Improvement Association featured a detailed article about the new Soda Fountain on Page 5 of their Winter 2010 Newsletter (pdf). Check it out to get all the deets.