(KRON) — Two extra Oakland eating places are closing within the coming weeks. Palmetto in Downtown Oakland and Caffe 817 in Outdated Oakland each introduced their closures on Instagram.
Caffe 817, situated at 817 Washington St., is shutting down on Nov. 11. The self-described European-inspired cafe was open within the mornings and early afternoons for 30 years.
Its struggles started earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic. The cafe’s Instagram put up stated the native well being division compelled it to vary its menu format and enterprise mannequin as a result of it couldn’t set up a air flow hood.
Caffe 817 fought by means of COVID shutdowns and “a rise of crime and issues of safety” earlier than closing, it stated.
“There was an absence of management and help from the town to assist deal with these points and to return our beloved metropolis to an space of hope and progress,” the cafe stated. “Including to the macro financial components of rising prices and fewer folks than anticipated returning to work, it has turn into tougher and tougher to supply our providers and to achieve success doing what we love.”
Palmetto’s final day might be Oct. 29. The restaurant and bar situated at 1900 Telegraph Ave. is closing as a consequence of a “gradual summer season we weren’t ready for,” it stated.
“We actually did our greatest and we love this city. However we are able to’t make it. We would speak about why later, however for now, get in right here whereas the getting is nice,” Palmetto stated in an Instagram put up.
Palmetto was open for practically three years. Its ambient lighting made it a well-liked spot on TikTok.