Jack Rose Libation House employees feeling the love

Jack Rose Libation Home could also be gone, however its workers are hardly being forgotten.

Holly Stanley, who owns the closed Los Gatos bar along with her husband, Russ Stanley, tells me they took the weird step of granting all of their 18 workers at the very least two weeks severance pay, with two extra weeks for managers who stayed on to assist them pack up the favored craft cocktail bar. Different workers have been additionally provided hourly-wage jobs serving to to shut the bar over these two weeks and greater than half the workers took them up on it.

When Stanley learn in regards to the effort by San Jose’s craft-cocktail neighborhood to assist the bar’s former workers by means of the “One Final Jack Rose” marketing campaign, she needed to ensure individuals knew that the workers wasn’t left excessive and dry when Jack Rose closed on the finish of March. “Providing one of these severance is exceptional within the restaurant business,” she stated in an e-mail. “We actually care about our workers.”

The sensation have to be mutual as a number of workers received tattoos of Jack Rose’s emblem after the bar closed. And whereas the Jack Rose Libation Home on Los Gatos-Saratoga Highway is closed — the property has been bought for a housing improvement in Monte Sereno — Stanley stated the model continues to be alive and the potential exists for Jack Rose to re-open at one other location sooner or later.

HOPPY EASTER AT SOFA STREET FAIR: Moreover the standard lineup of bands, artists and distributors, this yr’s SoFA Road Truthful on Sunday will embody an Easter egg hunt aimed on the 21-and-over set. About 100 eggs will probably be scattered across the golf equipment, galleries and eating places within the downtown San Jose arts district, which stretches alongside South First Road from San Carlos Road to Reed Road. Half the eggs will probably be crammed with jelly beans however the the remainder will comprise tickets for beer that may be redeemed on the pageant’s craft beer backyard. One catch: You need to buy a beer-tasting equipment to take part.

One other noteworthy addition this yr the 455 Jazz Room, which is able to characteristic Wally Schnalle‘s band Fool Fish within the lately transformed former house of Heroes Martial Arts at 455 S. First St. “We’ve by no means had a stage devoted totally to jazz earlier than, and we’re kicking it off in a giant means,” Maresca stated. “To make it extra thrilling now we have hand picked a few of our favourite native vocalists to be the lead singers for Wally’s band, and so they’ll change each half hour like the remainder of the venues.”

You may take a look at the complete lineup for greater than a dozen indoor and out of doors phases at http://sofaspring19.sched.com.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD: It’s been a clean transition to a brand new house for R&J Jewellery and Mortgage, the pawn store enterprise that uprooted itself after 40 years in downtown San Jose to its new location at 1775 Story Highway a couple of months in the past.

The corporate’s doing its half to be a very good neighbor in its new neighborhood, too. Proprietor Jan Schneider despatched over 20 Easter baskets final Saturday for the Spring Fling, an egg hunt and carnival on the Mayfair Neighborhood Heart, prompting a thanks observe from San Jose Metropolis Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco, who stated she was pleased to have R&J as a associate in East San Jose.

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