Vegans across the region can rejoice that Millennium is returning this week in the former Box & Bells space in Rockridge. The beloved, high-end, vegan eatery thrived for 21 years, first on McAllister and then on Geary Street, before being forced to close a month ago, but chef chef Eric Tucker and partner and general manager Alison Bagby vowed to reopen in the East Bay and launched a highly successful Kickstarter to help them do so. They landed on the basically turnkey Box & Bells space, cleaned any remaining animal grease off the griddles, put up a new sign, and they'll be making their Oakland debut on Thursday, June 4, as Inside Scoop reports.

As they announce on their revamped website, "After some very incredible years in our location in San Francisco, we are proud to become a part of the Oakland culinary experience."

They'll be open seven days a week, and it looks like they're already booked through the weekend. Per the Scoop, the menu will "include a tamale made with organic masa filled with huitlacoche and Portobello mushrooms, Brentwood corn stew with chile negro, and a brik pastry roulade with farro and chard risotto." Also, new to this location will be a selection of cheaper dishes under $20.

Still to come is some work on the back patio where Tucker and Bagby hope to launch weekend brunch in the fall.

Millennium - 5912 College Avenue, Oakland - 510-735-9459 - Reservations here

Previously: This Week In SF Food: Millennium Heads To Rockridge, Game Flips Into All Spice, And More