The owners of Comal are planning a welcoming neighborhood spot serving Mediterranean/North African dishes with a Californian twist.
After several hurdles, including lawsuits, the owners of Berkeley's Comal have a clear path to opening a second restaurant in the city.
I am a homeowner on Russell Street just below College, and thus an Elmwood resident. A year ago, I heard that the owners of Comal on Shattuck Avenue were proposing a restaurant for the old Wright’s Garage space on Ashby and I was thrilled. It sounded like just the ticket to round out the dining options in our little neighborhood. Finally, we would have an upscale spot with a nice atmosphere and a small bar space — just what I felt had been missing.
A group calling itself the Elmwood Neighborhood Association has filed suit against a restaurant that has been approved by the city.
A group of neighbors have failed to stop a new restaurant from the owners of Comal opening in Berkeley's Elmwood neighborhood.
Berkeley greenlights new high-end restaurant for the Elmwood; also new to East Bay: Gogi Time and Tierra Mia Coffee.
If it's approved tonight, Berkeley's Elmwood residents could soon have a new, Comal-stlye restaurant in their neighborhood.
The owners of Comal in downtown Berkeley hope to bring the same type of relaxed neighborhood restaurant to the Elmwood neighborhood.