The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Caffe Latte, join us as we get to know its new co-owner Fadi Tashman. He and his brother, Suleiman recently purchased the restaurant from its longtime owners Teresa and Daniel LaVelle who are enjoying retirement.
Devin: Hi Fadi, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Congratulations on your new business! Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your background?
Fadi: Thanks Devin! We are excited to be here! It has been my passion and my dream to run my own restaurant for years! While I was attending San Jose State, I started working at a restaurant called Squat and Gobble. After graduating I was promoted to manager and really enjoyed learning the whole business, but making people happy is always my number one target.
Congratulations again to all of our Pride of the Pocket winners!
Please join us in thanking our sponsors, Supervisor Patrick Kennedy, Councilmember Rick Jennings, II, SMUD and SMUD Director Rosanna Herber! And also give a huge thanks to Pocket News for being such a great partner in spreading the word about this event every year!
The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association was founded on the belief that, “Our community is one of respect that does not merely tolerate and accept differences, it celebrates them. No community member shall be made to feel unwelcome in their neighborhood.” We recognize, however, that this ideal has not always been the reality for many in our community and around our region, a burden borne disproportionately by our Black neighbors. And so, we say, Black Lives Matter.
The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association was founded on the belief that, “All community members, regardless of age, gender, national origin, political preferences, race, religion, residential status or sexual orientation must be treated fairly and have equitable access to our organization, their representatives in government and to the natural and cultural amenities of our neighborhood.” We recognize, however, that too often, our government, our schools and, yes, our police have failed to provide the same level of service and protections to our Black neighbors. And so, we say, Black Lives Matter.
The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association was founded on the belief that, “Ensuring the Pocket-Greenhaven neighborhood remain the safest neighborhood in the city must continue to be a top priority.” We recognize, however, that while we remain grateful for the brave men and women of Sacramento PD who help ensure that safety, there remains a great need to rectify the historic and ongoing abuse towards people of color especially the Black community and to make racial justice and equity a reality. And so, we say, Black Lives Matter.
The Pocket-Greenhaven Community Association joins our neighbors in calling out: “All Lives cannot Matter until Black Lives Matter”
We join our nation in mourning the senseless murder of George Floyd and are saddened by violent reactions to peaceful protest.
This is a very challenging time for our local restaurants. Nearly all of our local restaurants remain open for takeout (T) or delivery (D). As of July 3, we have verified that all of the following are open, though mostly with limited hours. Restaurants with “Outdoor” are open for outdoor dine-in service, consistent with County regulations. Please support all of our local restaurants!
The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association’s featured business is Device Brewing, join us as we get to know its owner and head brewer Ken Anthony:
Devin: Hey Ken, we have been looking forward to this for a long time! I know this location means a lot to you, as Pocket residents. Can you start out by telling us a little about yourselves?
Ken: I started Device with my wife, Melissa. We opened in 2013, after about a year and a half of prep. We ran the first location until opening Ice Blocks in 2018. This will be our third, and perhaps final, location.
We’ve lived here for about 6 years. We like the community, the feel of the Pocket. It’s welcoming, not pretentious and it’s close to the things we need, downtown and the freeways. There’s good shopping with Nugget, Bel Air, Delta Shores. The neighborhoods are nice and quiet. We love walking on the levee, the bike paths, the parks. Garcia Bend is awesome. Marriott Park is where we spend most of our time. My only complaint is that there hasn’t been enough to do with the family, especially family dining options.
Congratulations to Richard, Bruce, Zero and Butterz Wilson for winning this year’s Halloween Yard of the Month contest!
Thanks to everyone who participated as well as everyone who contributed to the neighborhood’s Halloween fun!