Everman, who opened Mexican eatery Cocina Central at the renovated El Camino Real shopping center in 2014, said he decided to sell because his operating partner, based in San Diego, "was unable to keep up with the regular management, so it didn't make sense to hang onto it."
Everman had teamed up with Isabel Cruz, who owns and operates six restaurants, including Isabel's Cantina in San Diego, to open the Mountain View Restaurant. He said in 2014 that they intended to open two or three more locations, though that plan never came to fruition.
The now-shuttered Cocina Central at 2590 El Camino Real in Mountain View. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
Everman sold the restaurant about six months ago to Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill, which also has a location in Southern California.
A public notice of the ownership-change application was posted in the restaurant's windows in late December.
Mizu opened in San Jose in 2008. The restaurant serves traditional sushi — rolls, nigiri and sashimi — as well as fusion appetizers, Korean barbecue and udon bowls. View the menu here.
Stay tuned on an opening date for the new restaurant. Mizu will join a myriad of dining options at the shopping center, including Paul Martin's, Veggie Grill, Sajj Mediterranean, Pacific Catch, The Counter, Pizza Studio and Nekter Juice.