What Is Happening At the Old Carrow’s?
Residents have probably noticed that work is going on at the site of the former Carrow’s Restaurant at 15011 Hesperian Boulevard So, what is arriving?
The former Carrow’s is transforming into an Original Mel’s Diner, an iconic American staple since 1947, which many may recognize from the 1973 George Lucas film American Graffiti. Mel’s menu is extensive and made up of American diner-fare, including all-day breakfast, 24 hamburger varieties, as well as a multitude of shakes, malts, and sundaes. Mel’s expects to open for business by the end of the year and will host a job fair at the San Leandro location from November 16th until November 20th.
With some assistance from the City’s business incentive programs, Original Mel’s Diner is investing $450,000 in remodeling and improving the restaurant, with significant changes to the exterior, new roofing, as well as improvements to the sidewalk and curb ramps. The arrival of such an iconic and recognizable business goes to show that San Leandro continues to be an attractive City in which for good businesses to invest.