Oakland restaurant Hello Felicia shuts down indefinitely after a housebreaking
Hello Felicia, the buzzy Oakland restaurant that received a glowing Michelin Information write-up simply this February, is shutting down indefinitely and planning to pivot after a housebreaking.
Chef and proprietor Imana (only one title) took to Instagram yesterday to reveal the information, as first reported by SFGATE. “Final night time Hello Felicia was violently damaged into,” she wrote. “Our upstairs protected was thrown downstairs, glass door utterly shattered, our money register was damaged…. This may take a very long time to scrub up, and it’s with a heavy coronary heart that I announce Hello Felicia might be closing efficient instantly.”
“Final night time wasn’t a coincidence, it was a message to me that this chapter of my life is over,” she added. “To everybody who has supported me, and made this restaurant what it’s, I wish to say thanks.”
Hello Felicia started as an underground supper membership inside Imana’s Oakland condo and final yr moved right into a brick-and-mortar area close to twenty third and Webster streets. Reservations shortly grew to become scorching commodities. The Michelin Information listed the restaurant that yr, and this yr gushed: “With an emphasis on fairness, range, and naturally, extremely scrumptious dishes, the mononymous owner-chef Imana has created a tremendous eating expertise in contrast to something the world has seen earlier than, as daring and brash because the constructing’s exterior.”
Hello Felicia’s sister wine bar in San Francisco, Sluts, stays open. Actually, Imana shared on Instagram that she would possibly flip the Hello Felicia area into one other wine bar, writing: “I wish to pour what I’ve realized into my subsequent mission. I’m going to open a glossy & attractive wine bar in what was previously Hello Felicia. I can’t wait to share it with you all, however for now, I’m taking a while for myself.”