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The New York Times Spotlights Mid-Market; Blackwater Station Pop-Up Turns Permanent

Plus, Philz Coffee in the Castro moved and Octavia launched a chef’s table.

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MID-MARKET — Guys, The New York Times, as always, is on it, this time with a spotlight on the recent rush of restaurants into Mid-Market. The story cites the influx of techies needing proper organic nourishment, thereby pissing off less economically viable locals. Also known as: SF in 2015. [The New York Times]

OAKLAND — After being forced to give up the name Grange Hall, Blackwater Station is permanently setting up shop, and there’s a grand re-opening party tonight to celebrate. Head over for free tapas and drinks to check the space out. [EaterWire]

THE CASTRO — The 18th Street Philz Coffee has closed in favor of its new twice the size location at 549 Castro Street, which is just two blocks away. [SFist]

LOWER PAC HEIGHTSOctavia has introduced its chef table, an “interactive dining experience” for up to 12 people. It’s in the lower kitchen and starts at $1,200. [Tablehopper]