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Sprouts & Shutters: Richard's Closing; Max's Closing, Lazy Dog to Fill Macaroni Grill

Here's the latest roundup of retail, restaurant and other business news and happenings in the Tri-Valley area.

It's unclear if restaurant employees knew about the diner's closure, which occurred Dec. 26. Photo by Cathy Montag
It's unclear if restaurant employees knew about the diner's closure, which occurred Dec. 26. Photo by Cathy Montag
Sprouts & Shutters: Richard's Arts And Crafts Closing, Moving to San Ramon
After 20 years in Livermore, Richard's Arts and Crafts store will be closing its doors. Read more about when the store will close and where it will reopen.

Sprouts & Shutters: Lazy Dog Restaurant to Fill Macaroni Grill
The Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar will likely be taking over the former Romano's Macaroni Grill location at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center in Dublin, according to city officials. The eclectic menu offered by the Lazy Dog can be found here.

Sprouts & Shutters: American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Open
The American Cancer Society has opened a thrift store in the Mission Plaza shopping center in Pleasanton. Click here to find out what they offer.

Max's Diner in San Ramon Closes
Days before their surprising closure, Max's Diner was still taking reservations. Details about how did customers discovered the restaurant was closed.

Other Business News: 

Restaurants in Tri-Valley Offering Discounts for 'Eat Tri-Valley Restaurant Month'

Sprouts & Shutters: Week In Review articles you may have missed:
Know of a business opening or closing in the Tri-Valley? Please tell Patch about it for a future Sprouts & Shutters column. Send a news tip to autumn.johnson@patch.com. 

Editor Jane McInnis contributed to this report.
Holly Brosius January 04, 2014 at 11:06 AM
So sad about Max's Diner. That place was a good home food/greasy spoon kind of place. 28,000.00 a month is crazy! BUT am glad to see Lazy Dog coming here. Enjoyed the one in Huntington Beach when I lived there. What my husband and I want in the tri valley: Yard House .... So good!
John Schonholtz January 04, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Very sad to hear about the closing of Trinity Daycare Learning Center late last month, after 24 years. There are so many iffy preschools out there that it is a shame to lose such a good one, they were wonderful with our kids.

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