Italian restaurant pays homage to historic Blade-Tribune building

Dec 11, 2018 370

BY: Steve Puterski ,

It is an ode to the history of the city with an Italian twist. The historic Oceanside Blade-Tribune News building at 401 Seagaze Drive has found a new purpose — as an Italian restaurant. John Carlo Ferraiuolo and Mario Cassineri have joined forces as the two renovate the inside and will open its doors early next year as Blade 1936.

The name is a tribute to the opening of the building in 1936, the final project of architect Irving Gill, who also designed Oceanside City Hall. Ferraiuolo and Cassineri have partnered with Donia Ackad Yuhong, who owns the building, and Joseph Martinez, to take customers into the past of Oceanside, while they enjoy a modern, authentic Italian menu.

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