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Eating Out - August 8, 2014

Tidbits

by Elena Kadvany

COFFEE AT THE THEATER ... After passing on Lytton Gateway, Blue Bottle Coffee has quickly laid claim to a new downtown Palo Alto space: the historic Varsity Theatre, which property owner Chop Keenan and tech company SAP are redeveloping into a high-tech hub. Part of the hub will be a Blue Bottle café, open to the public, inside the former Borders space at 456 University Ave. Blue Bottle Communications Manager Byard Duncan said the new café will definitely have their typical fare: single-origin and blends as pour-over coffees, espresso drinks and pastries from Blue Bottle's Oakland kitchen. The hub itself has been dubbed HanaHaus, and was backed by the city's Historic Resources Board Wednesday. "Blue Bottle Coffee is very excited to be starting with a project as unique and innovative as HanaHaus -- one that both salutes, and tinkers with, traditional café culture," a statement reads. Third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle got its start in Oakland in 2002 and now operates more than 10 locations in the Bay Area and on the East Coast.

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