Friday, November 30, 2012

Sessions Opens

Santa Cruz retailer, SESSIONS, has opened an apparel store at 435 University. It specializes in action sports clothes for snowboarding and skateboarding.
Sessions at 435 University Ave.
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New coat of paint

The pedestrian tunnels under the CalTrain tracks on University Avenue got a new coat of paint.
Walkway under the CalTrain tracks

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Food Fallout

Two eating establishments have recently closed a couple doors apart on University Ave. Gone are Han's Korean Bistro and Michael's Gelato & Cafe.
Han's Korean Bistro gone at 452 University

For Lease at 440 University. Was Michael's Gelato & Cafe
This makes for a retail dead spot along with the closed Border's Books and vacated old Apple store location at the intersection of University Avenue and Kipling Street.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Furniture on University

Furniture stores on University Avenue:
Design Within Reach at University and Kipling

Design Within Reach at 447 University Ave
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The Modern Living at 524 University Ave.
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Interior shot of Restoration Hardware at 281 University.
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The new West Elm at 180 University Ave.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hamburgers and Flowers

Workshop Burgers Bar & Grill and Mills Florist
Mills the Florist has been in business since 1903. They are the oldest florist in Palo Alto.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

LiveGreene closing store

Closing before the end of November.
The store is moving to live in the internet and in a new showroom space. The space was previously a bead shop.
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Two new furniture stores open in downtown

Looking in the front door of West Elm

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

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Inhabiture Furniture at the corner of Hamilton and Ramona.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Palo Alto Bike Racks

Bike Arc is a modular bike park system.
Bike Arc headquarters at 116 University.

Bike arc at University and Cowper
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pasta Q ? closed

Pasta ? closed at the end of October
The word is that it will reopen with the same owners but new name and menu. There is still a Pasta ? in Mountain View on Castro St.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

California Shoe and Luggage Repair

Our favorite shoe and luggage repair store is located at 556 Emerson St., near Bell's Books. We have always had fantastic service.
We've had our shoes resoled and our travel luggage repaired here.

Bell's Books

Bell's Books is a wonderful store to shop in. It is one of the last remaining book stores in Palo Alto. It has an amazing selection of new and rare books. Family owned since 1935. Located a half-block off University Avenue at 536 Emerson Street.
Interior shot of Bell's Books

Window display of Wizard of Oz.
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