Chop Bar Chef Chris Pastena Taking Over Miss Pearl’s, Will Reopen It as Lungomare

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Miss Pearl's will only live through the holidays. Photo: Facebook

Miss Pearl's Restaurant and Lounge, formerly known as Miss Pearl's Jam House in Oakland's Jack London Square, is going to be closing after the new year and will become a new concept from Chop Bar chef-partner Chris Pastena called Lungomare. As Eater reports, the details haven't been released, but it's sounding like an Italian restaurant, and Pastena and his team will be taking possession of the space on January 7, with hopes for a February opening. You'll recall that Miss Pearl's was closed about this time last year due to a flood, and reopened with a slightly revamped concept in February. Pastena, meanwhile, is also working on another project opening next spring in Oakland, Tribune Tavern, in the Oakland Tribune building. [Eater]