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Haig & Cynthia Krikorian And James Landes

By in 2002 - Volume 4

We recently sold Jimmy Beans Cafe at the Haas Business School at the University of California in Berkeley, which was owned by Haig and Cynthia Krikorian and James Landes who are successful restaurant owners and operators.

The Krikorian’s, who have had more than 20 years of restaurant experience, operate Lalime’s, one of the most successful restaurants in the SF Bay Area which has been in business since 1985. Haig Krikorian is one of the Bay Area’s most highly regarded chefs and has been recognized in numerous publications in the world of cuisine. Lalime’s is located at 1329 Gilman St in Berkeley and serves dinner 7 nights a week. Their website is

James Landes, who was formerly Vice President of Chemical Bank in Acquisition Finance, and the Krikorians founded Jimmy Beans which is located at the corner of 6th St and Gilman in Berkeley. Jimmy Beans serves high quality (everything is made from scratch) breakfast and lunch and their website is

Their newest concept is Fonda (which means cafe in Spanish) which serves Latin cuisine in a small plate format and has an extensive wine list and full bar. The decor is dramatic yet comfortable with a variety of seating styles including window and outdoor seating as well as comfortable lounge seating upstairs. Fonda is located at 1501 Solano Ave in Albany.

We wish Haig and Cynthia Krikorian and James Landes continued success in their future endeavors.

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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