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D-Town Burger Bar Opens on 6th

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Saturday, March 07, 2009, at 12:24PM
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Customers place their orders off the simple menu at newly opened D-Town Burger Bar.

New Historic Core eatery D-Town Burger Bar opened on Friday, welcoming a brisk lunch business. Workers from local offices and nearby retail stores sat at the small tables in bright red chairs emblazoned with a 1950's era Coca-Cola logo, or along the winding counter with stainless steel trim.

Many of those future regulars have watched the area around 6th and Spring go through numerous changes. They see the addition of D-Town as another good move for a neighborhood in transition.

Having a veggie burger was Nancy Ramirez, an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF), who first worked at MALDEF's Spring street office from 1991 to 1997. When she returned a year ago, she went through minor culture shock. "Now I've been to 626 Wine Bar after work," she says, adding that she has been trying to talk former co-workers into visiting her for lunch to see the difference for themselves.

At the counter was Yahia, the owner of International DJ Equipment, a store that's been located across the street for 20 years. "This is good. Better than having a liquor store here," he says. "Look at the menu . . . no sandwiches. Let the other places sell them. So many businesses sell what each other is selling. The owner is smart."

As for the food, D-Town's menu serves up a quick lunch or dinner from a minimal menu -- single and double burgers, hot dogs, russet or sweet potato fries, old fashioned milk shakes and, of course, Coca-Cola products.

D-Town Burger Bar / Hayward Hotel, 216 W. 6th / 11am - 11pm, Seven Days

Update (April 2nd): D-Town is now open until 2:30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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