Welcome back to the Plywood Report, your regular, all-encompassing chronicle of the next generation of restaurants and bars to grace our fair city. Spot something new on your block? Let us know. Bonus points and a Krispy Kreme burger if you include photos.
1) Mill Valley: You didn't think we forgot about Balboa Cafe's Marin branch, did you? Looking behind the plywood, the interior is still pretty raw (it's a big build-out), but they've already begun hiring, and fall remains the arrival date. More PlumpJacking to come in the next few weeks as better estimates develop. [PLYWOOD]
2) Cow Hollow: Union Street gets its very own cheese and salumi monger in September. Wine and panini are also promised in the signage for Spuntino di Ottimista (1927 Union), and as you might gather from the name, it's a gourmet grocer-like offshoot from the popular Ottimista wine bar down the street. [PLYWOOD]
3) Bonus Cow Hollow: We touched on this during this morning's listage, but the Jamba Juice on the corner of Union and Buchanan shuttered this week, and the space is up for lease. It's small, but if something good goes in there, with Des Amis, Nettie's and Betelnut in a row across the street, we could have something brewing here. [PLYWOOD]
4) SoMa: A tipster sends along word of fresh awnings at the shuttered (and unfortunately-named ... and unfortunately-reviewed) SoMa Pizza at the corner of Seventh and Mission. The windows are newspapered and it looks like a facelift all around. Anyone know anything? [PLYWOOD]
5) FiDi: Starbucks continue to shutter around the country, but an office workerbee sends word that there's another Peet's coming to the Financial District. From the looks of the photo, it looks like it's going to be in the corner space on Sansome and Commercial. [SIGNAGEWOOD]