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alkymists shutters after less than two months in downtown Palo Alto

Uploaded: Nov 10, 2014
alkymists, the unusual downtown Palo Alto restaurant that hoped to merge food and philanthropy in one space, has closed after less than two months.

alkymists opened in mid-September at 140 University Ave., the corner space previously home to Palo Alto Grill for 15 months and before that, Miyake.

alkymists served world-fusion food and planned to host free monthly brunches for low-income, battered or homeless women and their children, as well as teach them about nutrition and health.

Owner Luka Dvornik did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The 3,926-square-foot space (and its Type 47 liquor license) is officially on the market, listed for rent for $14,000 Triple Net plus $6,000 Triple Nets or for sale for $300,000. (In the comments section on the listing: "Seller invested over $1.0 million in the past two years. Please do not talk to employees.")
What is it worth to you?


Posted by RW, a resident of another community,
on Nov 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Bring back Miyakes!!! I loved standing on their chairs during dinnertime sake bombs. =)

Posted by guest, a resident of Adobe-Meadows,
on Nov 12, 2014 at 4:19 pm

RW, I totally agree, I loved the atmosphere at night and at a reasonable price.

Posted by MiyakesLover, a resident of Cuesta Park,
on Nov 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

MIYAAAAKES! It's a shame that its not there anymore. BEST PLACE EVER!

Posted by Professorville resident, a resident of Professorville,
on Nov 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant, but I never saw anything about it opening, just looked it up this past weekend and was surprised it opened and closed already. Maybe someone will take this concept over and try again. It seems like a great fresh idea that locals could use.

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