On the agenda for tonight's Novato City Council meeting is a request for the council to authorize the city manager to execute a lease agreement with Erika Lisa Schmidt-Peterson for the property formerly known as the Hamilton Cafe.
According to the agenda, Schmidt-Peterson is the current owner of Picante Tacqueria in San Rafael and formerly operated a cafe in San Francisco.
Her co-operator, Leo Correa, has extensive culinary experience as the executive chef at Horizons Restaurant in Sausalito.
They envision the Hamilton Café space as a mid-priced community-serving dining spot along with an informal wine bar. The cuisine served will be an eclectic casual ‘Northern California’ menu that features local ingredients with an emphasis on fish dishes, says the report.
The three-year lease on the 2,360 square foot building and attached deck will be $3,400 per month.
It's been nearly a year since the . The popular restaurant, which drew diners from outside Novato, and its owner Zoran Matulic have been missed by local residents.
Hamilton Forum Meeting
Parking restrictions and perimeter wall maintenance are two of the proposed amendments to the Hamilton Field of Marin Association's legal documents that will be the focus of the Wednesday, March 14 meeting of the Hamilton Forum at 7 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room of the Novato Art Center.
A copy of the proposed new bylaws was mailed to association members this month along with a voting ballot.
Flyers have been distributed throught the neighborhoods pointing to two controversial amendments — one reinforcing the policy that would not allow residents to park on their driveways and the other would shift maintenance of neighborhood perimeter walls to the residents that bordered those walls.
HFMA President Patrick Layne and Glenn Youngling, attorney, will present the proposed changes to the Association Bylaws and other documents. Layne and other HFMA Board members have worked with attorney's the past 4 years to develop the current draft of the proposed document revisions.