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Sprouts & Shutters: New Pizza Place, Asian Cafe, Fitness Studio and More

Here's the latest roundup of retail, restaurant and other business news 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 new FG Studio One Fitness opened May 9 in the Vasco Plaza shopping center on N. Vasco Road. The studio offers zumba, pilates and yoga classes for $5 a class or monthly membership fees ranging from $55 - $80. Learn more at the studio's facebook page.

Crystal’s Nails & Spa opened on Airway Plaza Boulevard in Livermore a few months ago. The new salon offers manicures, pedicures, facials, make-up and waxing services. Get more details at thecrystalnailsspa.com.

Livermore’s seasonal Thursday Farmers’ Market returned May 17. You can shop for fresh local produce each Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. through Oct. 18 at Carnegie Park. Come back June 21 for the next "Thirsty Thursdays" event, featuring local wine tasting, live music and arts and crafts. See the music and wine tasting schedule at livermoredowntown.com/events/.

The national pizza chain Marco’s Pizza will soon open its second Tri-Valley eatery. Owner Deepak Gupta, who owns Marco’s in Livermore, says he plans to open his new pizza place on Koll Center Parkway in Pleasanton this July. Marco’s sells pizzas, submarine sandwiches and sides like salads and boneless chicken wings and boasts “dough made fresh daily in each store; a proprietary sauce recipe that blends imported spices and three types of vine-ripened tomatoes; and an exclusive blend of three fresh cheeses.” Learn more at marcos.com.

As Patch covered last week, the Pleasanton City Council voted to allow a Walmart Neighborhood Market to open in Nob Hill’s old space on Santa Rita Road. Get the details in .

Wondering what your future holds? Dublin Psychic opened in March on Village Parkway next to Millennium Day Spa. Owner Janet Adams says she provides “psychic palm and tarot card readings as well as life counseling services such as aura cleansings, chakra balancing and relationship readings.”

San Ramon resident Andy Chor will open a Quickly Café early this summer at the Plaza at Gale Ranch. According to the company, Quickly is the world’s largest chain of Asian food and drink, with more than 2,000 eateries in 20 countries. Quickly USA operates 80 “New Generation Asian Fusion Style Cafes” in California, including one in Dublin’s Ulferts Center. You can preview the café’s Tapioca Bubble Tea drinks and other specialties in the menu accompanying this column.

Adora Bella Salon opened a couple months ago in Danville’s Crossroads shopping center on San Ramon Valley Boulevard. The new salon offers hair services, facial waxing, make-up application, bridal party up dos, nail services and more. Visit adorabellaca.com for details.

This Saturday, foodies can explore Danville’s savory side during the Simply Delicious Danville culinary tour. The “open house” style event runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at downtown restaurants and shops where you can taste wines, chocolates and small plates and view cooking demos. See a list of participating businesses, including Amber Bistro, Vine at Bridges, the Peasant and the Pear, Danville Chocolates and many others here. Tickets cost $48 per person and can be purchases on eventbrite.

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

  • opening update closure in Danville
  • starting plus and updates
  • closing in Dublin
  • closing and opening update in Pleasanton 
  • expansion and opening update in Livermore

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

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