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Former Babalu space to be replaced by new Asian restaurant in Lakeview


Irene Richardson – October 24, 2020

Lakeview has the drinks, the dancing and now the area will have a staple we’ve all been missing. The owners of Nori Thai and Sushi and Shiki are moving into the 29Seven mixed-use development with plans to open a new Asian restaurant, UMAMI.

The restauranteurs partnered with Retail Specialists’ Lyndsy Yim to find the ideal spot for UMAMI. Its new home is the former space of Babalu. The Mexican restaurant. which specialized in tapas and small plates, closed in March of this year.

While we were sad to wave goodbye, we can’t help but be excited to hear the news something delicious is filling the space (and our stomachs).

“The Lakeview area has been missing an Asian concept and UMAMI fits perfect into our overall strategy to bring unique concepts to the development.”

Mead Silsbee III, CFO, Retail Specialists

The joint Thai and sushi restaurant is set to be a hit and we’re already texting the group chat for dinner plans. Have you eaten at Nori or Shikki before? I think it’s safe to say we can trust the talent from those kitchens will be carry over to Lakeview.

Lakeview 29Seven

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Scott Plummer

Associate Broker



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