Ken Ken Ramen is authentic Japanese ramen made with love and dedication in Mission District of San Francisco since 2010.
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Dear Community and Neighbors:
Writing on behalf of Ken Ken Ramen @ 3378 18th Street.
This letter invites you to a hosted open town hall public meeting to discuss renovation plans into 3376 18th Street and discuss ways we can create positive impact on the community and minimize residential discomfort.
The meeting is to be held January 7th, 2013 @ 5pm at 3378, 18th Street.
Ken Ken Ramen is a locally owned, Japanese restaurant located at 3378 18th Street , San Francisco focused on making quality Japanese Ramen since 2011. We have plans to open a small Japanese Bento Cafe, associated private gathering space and industrial commissary named Suika @ 3376 18th Street offering healthy Japanese snacks and options and are awaiting for zoning and appropriate approvals.
We are run by Mission residents and employ local residents as well. Currently the building is zoned under Urban Mixed Use and allows for a variety of business types ranging from industrial to commercial to service based business such as restaurants with the appropriate change of use application.
We invite you to read the zoning definitions of the planning department @ http://bit.ly/kvYllp We plan to renovate the current space @ 3376 into 3 parts. A front serving retail cafe, a private gathering space, and an industrial commissary. The small gathering space for private parties, poetry readings, live performances, desk concerts, art events, performances and group meetings at 3376 18th Street. The small intimate space is designed to encourage group activities, art meetings, and social interactions for residents in the community. The space historically was a Chinese noodle factory and contains an existing industrial commissary kitchen and associated equipment.
The commissary currently supports a variety of food based businesses including
Ken Ken Ramen LLC - Japanese Restaurant
Frozen Kustard - Midwestern Frozen custard style dessert
Boba Guys - Quality Tapioca Drinks
Black Magic Kombucha - Organic Kombucha Drinks
San Flan - Quality Japanese Desserts
The central commissary is used throughout the day by different teams in production of products. We have filed for Place of Entertainment and ABC Beer and Wine License for the gathering space SUIKA along with appropriate Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Zoning Permits.
The meeting is to be held January 7th, 2013 at 5pm at 3378 18th Street. This meeting is an informal meeting to discuss ways in which we can work together to improve the neighborhood.
We look forward to meeting with you.
Thank you, Ken Ken Ramen.
3378 18th Street. San Francisco CA 94110
Questions: 415 967 2636
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