It’s time to bid the week adieu, guys! Which means it’s also time to mull on all the exciting things that went down over the last five days. It was kind of a doozy, if you ask us. From the CEO of Pandora calling it quits to a fire damaging national culinary treasure Chez Panisse, here’s all the info you need to know, right below.
First Groupon, now Pandora — another bigwig CEO is stepping down. Despite high earrings and a ten-year run, Joe Kennedy has ended his role with the popular music-streaming site. (Mashable)
Oh no! On Thursday night a fire damaged Alice Waters’ famed Berkeley eatery Chez Panisse. Luckily, none of the inside interiors were badly damaged, but the deck did take a pretty awful hit. (HuffPo SF)
It looks like Intermix is making a move up north. But, not in S.F. — nope, the high-end retailer is expected to open a shop in Larkspur at the Marin County Mart. (San Francisco Business Times)
North Beach’s own Tosca is getting an East Coast revamp. And it's Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of NYC’s The Spotted Pig (in which Jay-Z is also part owner) that are giving it a major makeover. (Eater SF)
The Alchemist, a new craft-cocktail joint from the former manager of Gitane, has opened up in SoMa. It’s got a large, lounge-like layout and cheeky-named drinks that we can’t wait to throw back. Grub Street has some sweet pics of the spot, check 'em out. (Grub Street SF)
Photo: Courtesy of Intermix