In a few months, “California Craft Beer” will open at 43377 Mission Boulevard. The future owner of the shop just blew me off, but his lady friend tells me the establishment will be sort of like “Starbucks, but with beer.” From what I can gather, that means no pool, no music and no karaoke.
Also, this being Fremont, the place will close at 10 p.m. I’m guessing Happy Hour will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
I’m no Mission San Jose historian, but I’ve been told this will be the first bar-like establishment since The Mission Bell Tavern, which closed some time ago. I was also told that the Mission was was home to about a dozen bars, but Ms. Olive Hyde — the woman for whom the art gallery is named — was a big fan of the temperance movement. Beginning in the 1940s, she apparently bought up the bars and closed them down.