KICK AND SICK:Chelsea Cain’s new book series, set in Portland, hasn’t hit shelves yet, but it’s already been slated for development by NBC. The website Deadline.com reports that One Kick, a thriller centering on a young woman who investigates missing-child cases, will be adapted by screenwriter Matt Lopez, in a departure from his usual family-friendly fare. The first book in the One Kick series is due out in August 2014; no word yet on when the NBC series will air. This isn’t the first TV adaptation for The New York Times bestselling author—in spring 2012, FX greenlighted TV development of Cain’s Heartsick series, about serial killer Gretchen Lowell, but there are no signs of life (or a pilot) so far.
ACES DOWN: Alex Calderwood, a founder of the fashion-forward Ace Hotel chain—its Portland outpost is home to Clyde Common restaurant and bar, as well as Kenny & Zuke’s deli—died Nov. 14 in a room at the chain’s London hotel. The cause of death had not been released as of WW’s
press time. On the hotel chain’s website, the company announced his
passing, referring to Calderwood as “teacher, mentor, guru and most
importantly our dear friend.” Calderwood had acknowledged past substance abuse in a 2011 interview with The New York Times, but also said in the same interview that he had been sober for five months and had gone to rehab. He was 47.
EXPANDING WORLD: Farm-fresh produce spot Local Choice Market was a short-lived addition to the Pearl District at 830 NW Everett St., opening in January and closing in October.Remodeling
signs on the defunct store’s windows, plus an Oregon Liquor Control
Commission application, indicate the space will be taken over by John Attar of international food superstore Barbur World Foods.
The application calls for a grocery store with a restaurant that
includes outdoor seating and beer and wine service. Attar’s wife, Mirna, is the chef behind Montavilla’s Ya Hala restaurant. >> In other food news, chef Kevin Gibson’s much-anticipated Davenport restaurant
quietly opened for business Nov. 14 in the old June space at 2215 E
Burnside St., after a two-day soft opening for friends and family.
Gibson was previously a chef at Castagna, and most recently headed up
the Evoe sandwich-and-wine spot inside Pastaworks on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.