OUR DAILY BREAD UPDATE

I received a tip today that the recent print-out from the Rumor Machine is true:

Hi John,

I passed thru the Old Mimosa the other day and now there is a sign that says “Our Daily Bread Coming Soon”  just thought I let you know.

 

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31 Responses to OUR DAILY BREAD UPDATE

  1. SL says:

    Woo hoo even closer to my house! Glad they were able to find a space as not having them around would have been a loss for SB.

  2. Milo says:

    I agree SL. But them having to move at all really sucked! The cost of moving across town will not be cheap and all because C’est Cheese wanted to expand and instead of moving themselves, convinced the landlord to kick Our Daily Bread out of a location that they occupied for over 30 years.

    Boo C’est Cheese!

    • SL says:

      Even more boo as the expansion is to open a larger cafe section of C’est Cheese rather than have more varieties of cheese and interesting products.

    • James says:

      Milo, You have your facts wrong. Cest Cheese is NOT expanding into Our Daily Bread’s space. They are expanding into Thrasher Bookstore’s space.

    • alex says:

      So you think C’est cheese convinced the landlord to let them expand? Maybe they just offered to pay more rent… I’m excited for C’est cheese to expand.

      • SL says:

        The landlord wanted Our Daily Bread out. The tenants upstairs didn’t realize that having a bakery downstairs means that sometime you might here a pan clank in the middle of the night and complained constantly.

        • Milo says:

          Landlord used the noise complaints as an excuse to accommodate the “either give us the space we need or we’re leaving” mandate issued by the C’est Cheese ownership.

          Bakery and apartments have co-existed in that location for over 30 years so the idea that the noise was the issue is ridiculous.

          And I’m never going into C’est Cheese again.

          • Bob says:

            I think the word ‘mandate’ is a stretch. Most landlords I know have little tolerance for tenants shelling out demands. My guess is that when C’est Cheese encountered ideas of expanding their business the landlord saw a prime opportunity to alleviate a couple of his problems: 1) Thrasher sounds like it was practically subsidized, and 2) tenant complaints above ODB, regardless of whether warranted or not, were obviously an issue. Not C’est Cheese’s fault. It’s just business.

            This is in my neighborhood and of the 3 businesses in question the only one I ever frequent is C’est Cheese. Hopefully their expansion is a success and I’m sure ODB will carry on just fine on De La Vina. The big loser is obviously Thrasher’s, but since we’re talking about food here…

          • alex says:

            I don’t understand why this is C’est cheese’s fault at all. They want to expand. They can either expand in the place they’re in or leave and expand elsewhere. That’s how a successful business operates. The landlord decided they would prefer to have C’est Cheese as a tenant, who knows why, and so Our Daily Bread needed to find some place else. I’m happy a local business is doing well and feels the need to expand.

  3. Emily says:

    Don’t care why they are coming. Welcome to the neighborhood!!

  4. Hillary says:

    I had heard this rumor, but this makes my neighborhood at least 75% more awesome!! Welcome to Oak Park, ODB!

  5. Erika says:

    What a great move! You’ll be happy up here, ODB. Don’t be surprised if you find me coming in once or twice…PER DAY! Edomasa, TJs, Mayo’s, El Sitio, Daniels, Chubby’s, Steve’s, and now ODB. Upper De La Vina is so rad!

  6. Sam says:

    Bob and Alex are smart. Stop badmouthing C’est Cheese. Good for them that they can handle a bigger footprint.

    • Milo says:

      Yes, stop badmouthing the Graham’s of C’est Cheese, who cost the owners of Our Daily Bread approximately $250k to move their prospering business.

      What a wonderful couple!

      • Sam says:

        Business is for grown ups. I’d have to imagine that ODB’s build out was at least partially subsidized by the old landlord and their new build out will be as well. If not, well maybe they need a better tenant rep broker.

        • Milo says:

          Not necessarily re: TI $$, And beside the point. Fact is C’est Cheese wanted to expand and is doing so by demolishing one business and nearly ruining another.

        • julibelleSB says:

          Sam- landlord subsidizing a cafe/bakery build out – you’re living in dreamland.
          Regardless of the whys of ODB’s moving you can bet it’ll cost them at least 250K to move and re work that old Mimosa site even if the landlord pays for the electric, plumbing, and ventilation upgrades that are necessary to be code compliant. That property was a disaster……I think Alamar/de la Vina are really fortunate to have the fine folks of Our Daily Bread. These are excellent business people, they will continue to prosper – here’s to everyone being successful….

          • Milo says:

            Bravo Julibelle, the new build out and move will cost them at least $250k if not more. And Our Daily Bread can directly thank the ownership of C’est Cheese for that bill.

            Nice people though, those C’est Cheese owners, right?

  7. Terry says:

    As a frequent patron of ODB along with my co-workers, a lot of us will miss ODB downtown- the food was good, reasonable and quick. I will also miss Thrasher’s Books–the store has been a fixture for years–and the owner is going out of business as a result–another little business down the drain. One comment on C’est Cheese- I had a sandwich there a couple of weeks ago and it wasn’t that great. 3 Pickles is much better. The landlord obviously got an offer he could not refuse so two longtime tenants had to go.

    • julibelleSB says:

      I don’t understand how anyone could compare the 3 Pickles sandwiches to the c’est cheese sandwiches…..completely different styles of food.
      Compare 3 Pickles w South Coast Deli for a better comparison.
      c’est cheese is more quality over quantity.
      Room for all on any day of the week.

    • Mike says:

      “The landlord obviously got an offer he could not refuse so two longtime tenants had to go.”

      Maybe C’est Cheese told the landlord they were going to look elsewhere for a larger space and the landlord decided to counter with an offer for the ODB space. C’est Cheese’s timing was perfect because the landlord is now sleeping with one of the upstairs tenants who didn’t like the noise ODB made during the wee hours of the night. At same time the landlord learned the owner of ODB held some political and social opinions he/she found offensive. ODB had to go!

      I asked my Magic 8 ball if this scenario was true, and the answer was yes. I don’t know why I bothered my Magic 8 ball, it’s all so obvious.

  8. SL says:

    Is C’est Cheese really popular enough to support a space so larger? Their prepared food is good, but nothing I’d go out of my way for. Maybe I’m wrong but the owners seem to be losing sight of what made the shop successful in the first place. Time will tell.

  9. Charlotte says:

    I’m so relieved ODB found a new home, in a superb location. I’ll bet their retail business will easily double. See you soon!

  10. lemonjelly says:

    I will miss ODB for my Saturday routine of the farmers market, cheese and bread shopping, but I really like the idea that the de la Vina/Alamar area is getting another neighborhood shop. ODB has always been a great gathering spot for its local community and I can see that transferring really well to the new neighborhood, plus fresh bread and olive oil cake! What a great reason to take a walk around the block.

  11. Judith says:

    Well, I am VERY excited that both Our Daily Bread and The Daily Grind will be just down the street from where I work. I will pass the word to my co-workers.

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