Inner Sunset patio dining staple Park Chow is saying goodbye to loyal customers at 1240 9th Avenue, where it’s been in business for 20 years. The location will close this Sunday, January 21, according to a note on the restaurant’s website, insuring one last very long wait for brunch this weekend.
The original Church Street Chow, opened by owner Tony Gulisano in 1997, remains open — And as the letter to customers explains, a new, long-awaited Chow location draws near on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.
To our valued Guests, Neighbors, and Friends:
After twenty incredible and successful years at Park Chow, we have decided that the time has come for us to move on, and to pass the torch on to the next inspired restaurateur to make this very special place their home.
This is not goodbye – we are looking forward to seeing you in another one of our establishments. We know that over the past twenty years, the Park Chow staff have become friends to so many of you. We hope to keep as many of these marvelous individuals as possible in the Chow family by making positions available to each of them at our other locations.
The timing of this change coincides with the opening of our newest location, Chow Oakland Cafe, Bakery & Market. We hope that you’ll come see us – we think you’ll love what we’re doing in Oakland, and you’ll definitely see some familiar faces working there.
We would like to invite all of you, our loyal Park Chow patrons, to a little reception on Sunday, January 28 at 4pm at Chow on Church (215 Church St.). We’ll have snacks and drinks to share, and would love to thank you for all the years you have spent with us – we hope you will join us.
Our last day of service at Park Chow will be Sunday, January 21.
We truly love having had the opportunity to feed you all, and are forever grateful – thank you.
Stay tuned for more on the Piedmont Avenue Chow — for now, it’s ciao, Park Chow.
- Park Chow [Official]