Just another reason to be excited about Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood. It's always sad to see a bookstore close, but with the closing of Barnes & Nobles comes along this new 50,000 square foot restaurant/entertainment endeavor which is sure to breathe new life into the immediate area. The Plank will be opening in early October to much fanfare. I know I'll be going to check it out, especially since it's only a couple of blocks from our new East Bay Modern office! Check out this bit featured on CBS news.