In August, Tomo gifted us a daruma to celebrate the opening of Umami Mart. It is tradition to draw in one eyeball when you receive it while making a wish, then fill in the other when the wish comes true. Our wish was to sign a lease in six months.
And we did it! We signed a lease! WOOOOOO-HOOOOO!!! Who knew that Oakland was starved for a shop that specialized in Japanese kitchen and barware??? It’s so necessary. Well, you asked for it, Oakland, and we’re all yours for the next TWO years. Yoko and I have so many ideas of what we want to do with the space, but to kick off our two-year commitment, we want to say thanks to our community and supporters who have made our lease-signing possible. That’s YOU! Let’s sip bubbly and kampai!
WHAT: Umami Mart lease-signing celebration!
WHEN: Tuesday 3/19, 6-8pm; Champagne toast at 6:30pm!
WHERE: Umami Mart
Old Oakland, CA
BART: 12th Street
This is a FREE event! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you next week!