Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open

Business openings, closings and more

Organic Indian restaurant The Menu shutters, Vintage Empire thrives in Mountain View and unusual new business BHuman heats up in Palo Alto.

THE MENU CLOSES ... It was a bold move in 2012 when Prakash Aswani took over an aging Indian restaurant that had been vacant for two years. He began a major renovation, turning the dilapidated 10,000-square-foot building into a swanky, upscale dining spot that served organic, artisan Indian cuisine. Aswani had high hopes for his newly named The Menu, 2700 W. El Camino, Mountain View, on the Palo Alto border. But hope ended early last month when the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office slapped an eviction notice on the front door.

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