Ellis Partners Announces Renewed Lease for Hahn’s Hibachi Restaurant at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA – Ellis Partners LLC today announced that Hahn’s Hibachi restaurant has extended their lease for 5 additional years on Oakland’s waterfront. Hahn’s is one of the many restaurants in and around Jack London Square which have made the area an emerging culinary center.

“We’re delighted to have a business like Hahn’s here in the Square,” said Jim Ellis, Principal and co-founder of Ellis Partners LLC. “They are a first-class operation and wonderful asset as Jack London Square continues to develop as the East Bay’s new destination for culture, commerce and cuisine.”

Founded in 1978, Hahn’s Hibachi is a true family business. The Hahn family opened their first restaurant on Clement Street in San Francisco only 4 years after emigrating from Inchon, Korea. Now the Bay Area’s premier Korean Barbecue restaurant, Hahn’s currently boasts 4 locations on both sides of the Bay. In addition to innovative fare, the restaurant’s Jack London location features equally captivating architecture. The building’s unique combination of marble, copper, and fine woodwork were inspired by the work of Bay Area architect David Bass. The restaurant occupies 2,300 square feet at 63 Franklin Street on Oakland’s historic waterfront.

“For the past 10 years, this has been a fantastic location for us,” said Hahn’s owner Evelyn Kim. “It’s an exciting time to be in Jack London Square, as the whole area is transformed.”

The Square will soon be home to the Jack London Market; a 170,000 SF mixed-use building which will include a two story public market housing a variety eateries and as many as 70 vendors of artisanal food and produce. The market, set to be the largest on the West Coast, is expected to open in early 2009. The sustainably designed building is part of a $300 million, 1 million square foot redevelopment of the area.

Hahn’s Hibachi is located at 63 Franklin Street, Oakland. It is open daily for lunch and dinner service. Visit www.hahnshibachi.com for more information or call 510.628.0717.

About Ellis Partners:
Ellis Partners LLC (www.ellispartners.com) was founded in 1993 for the purpose of acquiring and developing commercial real estate properties. The firm has a long history of championing and completing architecturally significant renovation and development projects.