I don't have a confirmation on where and when yet, but here are rumored details, per a posting on the Yelp forums by Eduardo C:
Magpie is opening a bakery and cafe on 14th and O Streets. Estimated opening: September 1, 2012.
Already located at the corner of 14th & O is Bistro Michel, Sam's Market, Vallejo's Eliana's Cafe and an empty space that has hosted a parade of failed restaurants. The most recent restaurant located in that space was Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill, and before that, Spicy Pickle sandwich shop.
If the poster is correct and the second location is indeed in that spot, I hope they'll be much more successful than the previous occupants in the space. I also hope that the extra traffic that Magpie might bring would also benefit the amazing Bistro Michel.
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