A new restaurant is set to beautify a vacant triangular parcel prominently located at San Pablo and Macdonald avenues in Richmond.
Last week, the Richmond Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit allowing a full-service restaurant called Rosie’s Roost to serve alcohol to customers when it opens at 12056 San Pablo Ave., a long-vacant, eyesore of a building previously occupied by restaurant businesses.
Rosie’s Roost’s operator, Shiryn Shalileh, plans to serve “meal offerings such as rotisserie chicken and pizza” along with beer, wine and distilled spirits from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., according to city documents.
Proposed building improvements include new windows, doors, signage and tiles.
“It’s predominantly an eating establishment,” Shalileh told planning commissioners, “but there’s really a lack of places to go out and get a cocktail in a safe and inviting environment in the area.”
Shalileh said she also plans to put in bike racks, and agreed to a Planning Commission condition to find spots to plant trees around the restaurant.
Here are the planned improvements for the building as appearing it city documents: