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Cafe Brioche owner to open Greek restaurant on Cal Ave

Uploaded: Jun 30, 2016

The owner of Palo Alto French restaurant Cafe Brioche is opening a Greek restaurant just two doors down on California Avenue this fall, Caglar Vural confirmed Thursday.

Vural has taken over the lease at 451 California Ave., which has been empty since Uzumaki Sushi closed more than two years ago. He plans to open Kali Greek Grill, which he said will serve a "simple," small menu of organic, casual Greek food made from locally sourced ingredients.

In 2014, after Uzumaki Sushi closed, Robert Lindstrom took over the space and said he intended to open a casual American grill called Evergreen Park Restaurant by Memorial Day of that year. There did not appear to be much, if any, activity at the space until Vural moved in this summer.

Lindstrom did not respond to a request for comment, but is currently working as manager at Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, according to his LinkedIn page.

Vural said Kali Greek Grill will be distinct from the other Mediterranean options in the immediate area — Mediterranean Wraps on California Avenue and Anatolian Kitchen on Birch Street — but didn’t want to divulge any specific menu items yet.

Kali Greek Grill will also serve wine and beer, mostly from Greece.

Vural hopes to be open by mid-September. Stay tuned for updates along the way.