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Sprouts & Shutters: Ike's Lair, Itrim, Dawn to Dusk Cafe and More

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

Wondering what’s moving into your neighborhood shopping center? Our weekly Sprouts & Shutters column highlights the latest Tri-Valley restaurant, retail and other business news.

Livermore’s moves into its new space Sept. 4.  Mindful Movements made the short move from its former location on Second Street over the weekend, relocating into a larger studio in the historic Forester’s building on J Street across from the Riata Diner. For a list of the studio’s expanded programs and classes, visit mindfulmovementspilatesstudio.com.

Bloomingdale’s, Gap, Banana Republic, Neiman Marcus and more…shoppers are counting down the days until more than 120 stores open in Livermore’s new Paragon Outlets Nov. 8. Catch up on Paragon news in Patch’s . Interested in working in one of the new stores? Don’t miss the job fairs held on and .

Beijing Cuisine opened in Dublin recently next to 99 Ranch Market. The new Chinese restaurant serves “Noodles with Soy Bean Paste Beijing Style,” “Beijing Onion Cakes” and other regional specialties. Beijing Cuisine replaced the short-lived Full House Chinese Restaurant, which specialized in Taiwanese cuisine.

Dublin’s has a new look and an updated (Chuck E. Rocks) mascot. Get the details in Patch’s recent .

Dawn to Dusk Café opens soon in the Oak Hills Shopping Center on Sunol Boulevard in Pleasanton. Owner Ayaz Qureishy says his new eatery will serve bagels, egg sandwiches, crepes, pancakes and breakfast burritos in the morning then flatbread pizzas, soups, sandwiches and salads in the afternoon and Mediterranean fare in the evening. Qureishy hopes to open his casual new eatery this fall.

Opening Update: Things Remembered, previewed in a July , opened Aug. 10 in the Stoneridge Shopping Center.

Opening Update: Voodoo Kitchen, previewed in an August , is now open on Koll Center Parkway in Pleasanton.

Ike’s Lair will open this fall in Danville’s Trader Joe’s shopping center near Danville’s new Chipotle Mexican Grill. The popular Bay Area based sandwich shop goes beyond your typical meat-cheese-lettuce-tomato-mayo sandwich, serving creative concoctions like King Koopa (All-beef meatballs, mozzarella sticks, stuffed jalapeno poppers and marinara) and Backstabber (Halal chicken breast, marinated artichoke hearts, Caesar and provolone). View the complete menu and learn more about Ike’s Place and Ike’s Lair eateries at ilikeikesplace.com.

After 30 years in business, closed its Danville Livery store Sept. 2. Read the store’s own announcement and reader comments in Patch’s .

Opening Updates: Two new restaurants recently opened in Danville’s Blackhawk Plaza: Ferrari’s Cucina Italiana, previewed in a last year, opened in mid August. And Blue Gingko, covered in the same , opened a few days later.

Swedish-based Itrim is set to open a weight loss and exercise club in San Ramon’s Crow Canyon Commons shopping center next to Loard's Ice Cream in mid September. According to the company, Itrim “combines healthy eating, exercise and encouragement for lasting weight loss.” The San Ramon Itrim is the company’s second U.S. location (the first opened in Lafayette a few weeks ago). 

Patch Business Workshop: Patch is inviting local businesses to attend a free workshop about social media and online marketing in Danville at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Danville's Town Hall. Click this link for more information or to RSVP to our Main Street U.

Did you miss Patch's last retail and restaurant roundup? Read about these and more in our last Sprouts & Shutters column:  

  • in Danville
  • and updates in San Ramon
  • update in Dublin
  • in Pleasanton 
  • in Livermore

Curious about what's opening in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill and Concord? Find out in the new .

Know of a restaurant or shop opening or closing in the Tri-Valley? Please send me a news tip at patchsprouts@gmail.com.

Bethie Anne Lear VanderYacht September 03, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I was saddened on Friday night to see that Sushi-Ya in downtown had closed its doors abruptly. They were great people and the sushi was wonderful. They will be missed.
Due Yew September 03, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Saw a "Shutter" in Livermore. Salon (name?) next to Subway on Stanley in the Raley's shopping center
Julie Dowling September 03, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Thanks Bethie and Due. I'll add these to an upcoming column.
Robert J. Moss September 03, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Is Maggio's still open?
John McWho September 04, 2012 at 07:32 AM
Lol no Magoos is closed! Hahah!!

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