Picán, a 2009-opened southern restaurant credited with revitalizing Uptown Oakland’s dining scene, will close after its final dinner service on Sunday. A representative from the restaurant cites its large size and growing competition in the Uptown area, but adds that owner Michael LeBlanc may move Picán, and its massive bourbon collection, to a more manageable space.
“This neighborhood has boomed,” says general manager Trevor Little, “and wonderful things are happening here.” But with added competition in an area it helped popularize, filling the restaurant has been difficult. Neighboring Ozumo Oakland, another marquee restaurant opened shortly after Picán , closed last November.
- Beloved Uptown Oakland eatery Picán to shutter [SF Business Times]