Each time a foodstuff enterprise shutters, it casts a sense of grief amongst the shoppers and neighborhoods it when served. That was the case final month when a lot more Bay Area dining places and bars shut their doors for excellent.
Regulars at Japantown’s mochi establishment, Benkyodo, were being crushed when they initial learned in January about the community mainstay’s inescapable closure. Entrepreneurs and brothers Ricky and Bobby Okamura stated that they would stop the shop’s 115-calendar year operate as they the two planned for retirement. It appeared like there was a shimmer of hope when they added that Benkyodo could carry on if they observed an intrigued buyer, but regrettably, no a person came forward. The moment the Okamuras introduced their last day for enterprise would be March 31, the strains stretched all over the block encompassing the sweet store for several hours just so consumers could get one previous box of sweets.