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February 4th, 2019

Hi everyone!

April-ish is just around the corner, so we thought we'd update everyone!  Construction is going great!  We have walls and gorgeous tile floors - the space is really starting to take shape.  Our construction crews are working away tirelessly - we sure appreciate them!  

Back at GLK headquarters (come visit our Lake Merritt location if you have not already!), we are busy preparing for our new venture.  If you know any talented, happy, hospitable folks, send them our way! We are starting to hire our management team. First drafts of the menus are underway! The food menu will be very similar to that of our original.  Beautifully sourced and cared for, tasty, sometimes healthy, and crave-able classics as well as other food that we like to cook and eat!  We are also deep into R&D on tasty cocktails, wines, coffees, and more!  It's a tough job, but hey - we're here for you!

What's in a name?  Many have asked why we decided to name our second restaurant, Grand Lake Kitchen.  We're in the Dimond after all!  Right?  If we're being completely honest, our first restaurant isn't actually in Grand Lake either, it's in Adam's Point.  Grand Lake is more than a location to us - it's a spirit.  After being in business for six years, we are known as a vibrant and inclusive gathering place - offering warm service, delicious food and drink.  We wanted that sense of trust to carry over to our new home.  Of course, a restaurant is nothing without the people who work and dine in them.  So each location has a spirit of its own.  We're so excited to create, meet, and be the one in the Dimond. 

More later - stay dry, loved ones!

Warmly,
May and David Wasem...and the GLK fam!

October 14th, 2018

Hi everyone!


After a long wait, we have been approved to put a restaurant in... an existing restaurant space!  Hard to believe that we have held the lease since December of 2017.  But the good news is, construction is underway.  With a large amount of work to do, we have an estimated opening date of February/March/April-ish!  Check back here or sign up for our newsletter here for updates along the way.

We are so grateful for all the kind words and support from Dimond residents, community groups, Council Member Annie Campbell Washington, our landlords, regulars, family and friends!  

We can't wait to be in the Dimond!

Warmly,
May and David Wasem...and the GLK fam!