Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giants Sweep the World Series

Let the merchandising begin. Get your World Series Champion T-shirts.
Ready to offer your Giants' jerseys, T-shirts and paraphernalia.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The New Apple Store Opens

The new Apple Store opened on a beautiful Saturday morning (10/27/12)
The Apple Store Saturday night.

Film crew recording the opening
Your blogger, Ed, checking it out
Closed sign on old store location
For more info: http://www.apple.com/retail/paloalto/

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Ready??

Empire Vintage Clothing at 443 Waverley has a fun selection of clothes
More info at: http://empirevintageclothing.com

Frankenstein double feature at the Stanford Theater
More info at: http://www.stanfordtheatre.org

Elinor Cogswell Plaza Renovation

Cogswell Plaza is getting a face lift. Located on Lytton Ave (one block from University Ave) between Ramona and Bryant streets. 
Cogswell Plaza is named in honor of Elinor Cogswell, editor of the Palo Alto Times from 1938 to 1954.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

La Boulange Breakfast

Just a couple people out for an early Monday morning breakfast at La Boulange Bakery.
For more info: http://laboulangebakery.com
La Boulange Bakery was bought by Starbucks back in June.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Apple store under construction

The construction of the new Apple store has been kept tightly under wraps. But I think I see an illuminated Apple logo behind the curtain.
More info at: http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/18/apple-store-palo-alto/#s:340-university-apple-store-rendering

Artist rendering of new Apple store in Palo Alto, site of the old Z Gallerie and way before that of Liddicoat's Grocery.

UPDATE: A little bit more has been unveiled.

Form-fitting curtain on new Apple store.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lavanda closes, Campo Pizzeria coming

Lavanda Restaurant and Wine Bar has closed. 
Signs in the windows say it will reopen as Campo Pizzeria.
For more info: http://www.campopizzeria.com

West Elm opening soon

Getting ready to open soon (Oct. 17th, 2012) the is furniture retailer West Elm.
The location was previously an Ann Taylor apparel store and before that the Magnolia Audio Video electronics store.

West Elm along with Pottery Barn is owned by Williams-Sonoma.

For more info: http://www.westelm.com

Thyme to Eat Persian Bistro

Restaurant change: Thyme to Eat Persian Bistro replaces 
the Indian restaurant Hyderabad House.
Thyme to Eat is run by the former owner of Robaii Falafel and Persian restaurant that was on the corner of Hamilton and Cowper.

Flor opens

The new modular carpet store, Flor. I love their designs and colors.
For more info: http://www.flor.com

Friday, October 12, 2012

Yoppi Yogurt Closed

Yoppi Yogurt closed. A victim of the frozen yogurt wars in Palo Alto.
Before it was Yoppi, it was a Red Mango Frozen Yogurt store.

Miyake Closed

Miyake sushi restaurant closed suddenly. No more disco lights and sake bombs.

Rocket Fizz

Looks like another new sweet shop is opening. Currently under construction.
More info at: http://rocketfizz.com
This was the former location of American Express Travel office. Rocket Fizz should open in November 2012. There is already a Rocket Fizz in Campbell.

Chantal Guillon Macarons and Teas

The newest sweet shop on the street, Chantal Guillon Macarons & Teas
More info at: http://chantalguillon.com