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Brothers With “Star” Quality

By in 2007 - Volume 9

star-restaurantSyavash Alaee and Shahpour Alaie, partners and brothers, have been in the restaurant business together for almost 30 years. From 1978 to 2007 they owned 6 different restaurants including The Roman House in San Mateo, Barney’s Restaurant in Oakland, Fat Fanny’s in Fremont, Café Le Monde in Albany, Fruit Gallery in San Francisco, and Bistro in Concord.

Syavash moved to the US from Iran in 1970 and Shahpour followed shortly in1975. (When they moved, their last names were translated differently.) Both brothers attended UC Berkeley where Syavash obtained a BS degree in Civil Engineering and Shahpour earned a BA degree in Architecture. While they attended school they worked for various restaurants, working every aspect of the restaurant business.

These pro restaurateurs currently own the award winning Luccas Italian Delicatessen in Castro Valley and Buon Appetito in San Ramon. Restaurant Realty has had the pleasure of working with these experts in purchasing their third operating restaurant, Star Restaurant in Novato.

We wish Syavash and Shahpour all the best with their new restaurant and continued success with their other restaurants.

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About The Author
Steven Zimmerman, CBI, M&AMI, CBB, FIBBA

Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1,000 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses and many related commercial buildings totaling 2+ million square feet of commercial space, collaborated with over 2,000 clients and completed over 3,000 valuations since 1996.His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, single family houses, an office building and a multi-use retail building. Steve is also the author of Restaurant Dealmaker – An Insider’s Trade Secrets for Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club available on Amazon. Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steve had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and Chief Executive officer of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the San Francisco Bay Area. READ FULL BIO | HIRE EXPERT WITNESS - LEARN MORE