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Spinster Sisters Announced

Big names attached to forthcoming Arts District resto

Word is out on the forthcoming Spinster Sisters, a collaboration between Prune NYC’s Eric Anderson (a Santa Rosa native) and wine insider Giovanni Cerrone. The restaurant is slated for a mid-June opening in the bustling South A St. Arts District in Santa Rosa.

Already tapped to head up the kitchen: Former Santi exec chef Liza Hinman, who’s been consulting and doing stints at Sur La Table, along with motherhood, since leaving Santi before it closed in 2011. The menu will be California cuisine mixed with global influences to match the focus on emerging wines.

A host of other Santa Rosa luminaries have been tapped to bring their unique influence to the restaurant, including Roy Gattinella (music).

Cerrone said the idea of the restaurant — something he and Anderson have been kicking around for several years — is to bring together the arts, music and theater communities and provide a neighborhood gathering spot.

“We want The Spinster Sisters to have a strong tie to the artistic community around it and aim to have bi-monthly visual art exhibits as well as other community based spoken word events. The goal is to have the neighborhood gather at our large rectangular redwood bar with seats on all 4 sides and catch up,” said Cerrone.

And the name? The building at 410A St. was built in the 1920s and housed the Cannavari deli for several years. Cerrone said two of the five Cannavari daughters lived unmarried in second story apartments, lending the restaurant its name.

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32 thoughts on “Spinster Sisters Announced

  1. I work on South A and am delighted to welcome a new restaurant to try and enjoy! Yea local food and local business! Change is good and can be difficult, but if folks don’t have a vision and never try new things, what’s the point?! Relax! Can’t wait to stop by after work and check out the redwood bar:-) Good Luck!

  2. I work on South A and am delighted to welcome a new restaurant to try and enjoy! Yea local food and local business! Change is good and can be difficult, but if folks don’t have a vision and never try new things, what’s the point?! Relax! Can’t wait to stop by after work and check out the redwood bar:-) Good Luck!

  3. This is a beautiful space on a great historical corner of Santa Rosa. I’m not the only one (I’m sure) who’s eyed this great building for its potential. South A will never be pretentious or ritzy, but remains largely a forgotten corner of sr for most. I’m thrilled such great folks are moving in, more neighborhood traffic to Atlas and the Russian cobbler is a good thing.

  4. This is a beautiful space on a great historical corner of Santa Rosa. I’m not the only one (I’m sure) who’s eyed this great building for its potential. South A will never be pretentious or ritzy, but remains largely a forgotten corner of sr for most. I’m thrilled such great folks are moving in, more neighborhood traffic to Atlas and the Russian cobbler is a good thing.

  5. Positive Energy Folks!!! It will be what it will be. If I was to worry about the worst case senario etc. Railroad Square would be first and I don’t think that has happened.

  6. Positive Energy Folks!!! It will be what it will be. If I was to worry about the worst case senario etc. Railroad Square would be first and I don’t think that has happened.

  7. I am so excited! Welcome to the neighborhood! I also live in and love the SOFA district. The Spinster Sisters will be a wonderful addition to our (as you said it best, Heather) bustling neighborhood. Cheers!

  8. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh …. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Seriously! What is with the crap attitude?

  9. I live in and love the South A Street neighborhood. I hope this new place will be affordable to the locals, as well as bring people down to see how great the galleries and such are. The redwood bar sounds fabulous and I’d like to be a regular at this spot. Can’t wait for it to open!

  10. I am so excited! Welcome to the neighborhood! I also live in and love the SOFA district. The Spinster Sisters will be a wonderful addition to our (as you said it best, Heather) bustling neighborhood. Cheers!

  11. What days were those exactly? Because I see some really talented people trying to make Santa rosa and that neighborhood (which does have some great energy) better. And we slam them? Really? Provincial.

    1. Ok I will answer. Yes I am provincial. I saw what happened in SF, and everyone got priced out. And a lot of the great creative buildings, and things were done by people, US, with no money on a shoestring budget. You want us to turn into SJ North? It will come and I really don’t want it. Don’t get me wrong, I love art, but follow the pattern. What happens after “artists” move in? Prices everywhere go up. There’s a whole lot of stuff going on right now in SR that are not good for us, for one thing this city council wants to have transit “corridors” and what will that do? Bring more people in, and that will stress our water, which is precarious, our open spaces which are precarious and the genuinely funky slow interesting feel of SR. Do we want to be SJ North and price all the artists out? This kind of thing, with all the 1%er money thrown at it is one of the pieces that are coming our way and I don’t foresee a great future. I see San Jose.

      1. Hey Missy: Just look at that picture again. Because it just screams gentrification, sprawl, huge rents, shopping malls, and enormous piles of 1% money flowing everywhere, doesn’t it? (!)

        Relax, South A is neither Beverly Hills or the next Santana Row.

        We welcome this — an authentic meeting place in a solid neighborhood, with a focus on community, art, music, and food. When locals get together to bring something new and cultural to Santa Rosa, it’s a sign of a healthy community with a bright future. Can’t wait for this place to open and we wish them all well.

        1. Brian B., Heather, et al, you’re probably right. If you google map this, you’ll see that this is probably a good thing. I just get worried about our town turning into SJ North. I’m probably too much of a worrier & have way too much anxiety. This probably IS a good thing for that area. I am probably way too much of a worrier, and I appreciate that Heather allowed me the space to express my opinion. Brian B – you do make a lot of sense. Thx. This will probably ADD not detract from there.

          1. Hey Missy…
            I hear you, but i just don’t see SR turning into SJ. Frankly, there’s not enough money here.

            We all agree that Santa Rosa should keep its quirk. But i think there are a lot of people here that are sick of the old school provincial attitudes that drive out new ideas.

            Yes, there are a lot of people here that don’t want to be priced out of where we live. But there are a lot of people here that also would like to see more business opportunities and growth in SR so we can actually make living wages. What’s worse?

            We are at a critical juncture in SR history. We have to evolve and bring in more ideas, money and job opportunities. We need to be an attractive place for smart, successful young people who bring money and life to Sonoma County. We need to believe in ourselves and be proud of where we live.

            i don’t see a bunch of LOCAL folks trying to infuse life into the A St. district as scary. I see it is opportunity. I hope folks will continue to see that Santa Rosa and Sonoma County will be left behind if we don’t evolve. WE CAN decide how we want to grow, and trust me NO ONE here really wants to see us become South Bay stripmall wasteland. Let’s control our future, however. Rather than burying our heads and shaking our fists at locals who want Santa Rosa to be a more stimulating, fun and community-oriented place to live.

  12. Bustling South A Arts District? Ummmm ok. I guess the one good thing on their side is that the 1%ers are backing them, er throwing tons of cash their way. I remember things that were better done on less money and no money in the past. Good luck to them.

  13. I live in and love the South A Street neighborhood. I hope this new place will be affordable to the locals, as well as bring people down to see how great the galleries and such are. The redwood bar sounds fabulous and I’d like to be a regular at this spot. Can’t wait for it to open!

  14. What days were those exactly? Because I see some really talented people trying to make Santa rosa and that neighborhood (which does have some great energy) better. And we slam them? Really? Provincial.

    1. Ok I will answer. Yes I am provincial. I saw what happened in SF, and everyone got priced out. And a lot of the great creative buildings, and things were done by people, US, with no money on a shoestring budget. You want us to turn into SJ North? It will come and I really don’t want it. Don’t get me wrong, I love art, but follow the pattern. What happens after “artists” move in? Prices everywhere go up. There’s a whole lot of stuff going on right now in SR that are not good for us, for one thing this city council wants to have transit “corridors” and what will that do? Bring more people in, and that will stress our water, which is precarious, our open spaces which are precarious and the genuinely funky slow interesting feel of SR. Do we want to be SJ North and price all the artists out? This kind of thing, with all the 1%er money thrown at it is one of the pieces that are coming our way and I don’t foresee a great future. I see San Jose.

      1. Hey Missy: Just look at that picture again. Because it just screams gentrification, sprawl, huge rents, shopping malls, and enormous piles of 1% money flowing everywhere, doesn’t it? (!)

        Relax, South A is neither Beverly Hills or the next Santana Row.

        We welcome this — an authentic meeting place in a solid neighborhood, with a focus on community, art, music, and food. When locals get together to bring something new and cultural to Santa Rosa, it’s a sign of a healthy community with a bright future. Can’t wait for this place to open and we wish them all well.

        1. Brian B., Heather, et al, you’re probably right. If you google map this, you’ll see that this is probably a good thing. I just get worried about our town turning into SJ North. I’m probably too much of a worrier & have way too much anxiety. This probably IS a good thing for that area. I am probably way too much of a worrier, and I appreciate that Heather allowed me the space to express my opinion. Brian B – you do make a lot of sense. Thx. This will probably ADD not detract from there.

          1. Hey Missy…
            I hear you, but i just don’t see SR turning into SJ. Frankly, there’s not enough money here.

            We all agree that Santa Rosa should keep its quirk. But i think there are a lot of people here that are sick of the old school provincial attitudes that drive out new ideas.

            Yes, there are a lot of people here that don’t want to be priced out of where we live. But there are a lot of people here that also would like to see more business opportunities and growth in SR so we can actually make living wages. What’s worse?

            We are at a critical juncture in SR history. We have to evolve and bring in more ideas, money and job opportunities. We need to be an attractive place for smart, successful young people who bring money and life to Sonoma County. We need to believe in ourselves and be proud of where we live.

            i don’t see a bunch of LOCAL folks trying to infuse life into the A St. district as scary. I see it is opportunity. I hope folks will continue to see that Santa Rosa and Sonoma County will be left behind if we don’t evolve. WE CAN decide how we want to grow, and trust me NO ONE here really wants to see us become South Bay stripmall wasteland. Let’s control our future, however. Rather than burying our heads and shaking our fists at locals who want Santa Rosa to be a more stimulating, fun and community-oriented place to live.

  15. Bustling South A Arts District? Ummmm ok. I guess the one good thing on their side is that the 1%ers are backing them, er throwing tons of cash their way. I remember things that were better done on less money and no money in the past. Good luck to them.

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