By Elena Kadvany
Nobu Palo Alto eyes next-door expansionUploaded: Oct 17, 2017
A place to see and be seen, Nobu's new Palo Alto outpost could soon expand.
The restaurant, located in the ground floor of The Epiphany Hotel at 180 Hamilton Ave., recently submitted plans to the City of Palo Alto to demolish a space around the corner at 620 Emerson St. Nobu is seeking architectural review to build a two-story, 4,240-square-foot restaurant there, project plans show.
Nobu confirmed the expansion but said "we do not have additional details at this time."
The dining room at Nobu Palo Alto. Photo by Michelle Le.
The city planner for the project, Samuel Gutierrez, said that Nobu has proposed to connect the ground-floor restaurant to the Emerson Street space, which was most recently occupied by Stanford Florists. The plans also include a proposal to build a "green roof" on the second floor, with a skylight in the dining room exposing the planted roof above.
The project is subject to review by the Architectural Review Board and will require a public hearing, which Gutierrez said will occur in the coming weeks after the city sends formal comments to the applicant.
Nobu opened in Palo Alto, its first Northern California location, this summer.