Pacific Heights: Now that Quince has left the premises, Jeffrey Banker (last seen at Home) and his wife Lori Baker are in full move-in mode at 1701 Octavia. The bakery plan on the first floor has gotten a green light, and now thanks to a Craigslist ad, there's a name for the restaurant project too: Baker and Banker.
In all likelihood, the new American, "welcoming neighborhood" restaurant will probably open before the bakery comes to fruition, though breads and pastries will be made in-house from the start. As evidenced by the hiring process already being underway, the husband-and-wife team is hoping for a relatively quick turnaround. Designer Michael Brennan has been tasked to spruce up the interior, shooting for an ETA of November.
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