The building at 1603 Centre Ave. in the Hill District was home to three Jewish-owned restaurants in the late 1910s and 1920s. I. Gold opened Gold’s Restaurant as early as 1917. He later relocated to Forbes Avenue in Oakland. Sam Abramovitz opened the short-lived Commercial Restaurant at the location in 1924. A. L. Kelson opened Kelson’s Restaurant at the location in March 1925. He relocated around September 1926, when Abe Binstock relocated his jewelry store to the location. Under both Gold and Kelson, the establishment at 1603 Center Ave. sold tickets to local Yiddish theater productions.