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Mexican Spot, Nido, Also Heads To Jack London Square

Jack London Square district Ventures reveals its shift into deal-making mode, is officially in growth mode as news breaks today of another new restaurant headed to the neighborhood. Nido, is a "farm-to-table" Mexican restaurant currently in build-out mode on Oak Street. Eli Spear (Make Westing, Public Works) has been contracted to design and create the bar and dining room with the help of reclaimed palettes, shipping container parts, and construction sign poles found nearby. Owners Cory McCollow and his wife, Nayarit, Mexico native Silvia McCollow have already teased the idea and introduced themselves to the neighborhood by way of a Nido local delivery service.

The finished menu will include variations on the Pueblan sandwichs known as cemitas, tamalaes, fresh seafood, and tortillas made in-house daily. There will be beer and wine only at the start with full liquor en route, and a rooftop garden with chiles from McCollow's family's garden in Mexico. The building will also play host to the new permanent PieTisserie pie window. They're hoping to open some time this Fall with the help of a hefty kickstarter campaign.

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The Forge

66 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607 510-268-3200 Visit Website

Nido

444 Oak Street, Oakland, CA

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