Local Business

Taco Bell Cantina Opening in Danville

Taco Bell Cantina is coming to Danville! This is going to an updated and more modern version from the Taco Bell on Diablo Road.
The best part about this “updated” version of Taco Bell, they will be offering; beer, wine, sangria, and alcoholic Freeze drinks.
It will take the place of the Burger King location in Danville. 444 Front St., Danville.

For more information- Taco Bell.

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Gavin Newsom Gives Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, 30 counties will now be required to close indoor operations, including; bars(both indoor & outdoor), Wineries (indoor tasting rooms), fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons & barbershops, & malls.

As of Monday, there were also seven Bay Area counties on the state’s watch list: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
Only two Bay Area counties(San Francisco and San Mateo) will still be allowed to operate hair salons, gyms, nail salons, and indoor malls.

Blackhawk Grille Takes on New Ownership

A few months ago, Tavistock Restaurants closed Blackhawk Grille permanently. Recently, the former GM of Blackhawk Grille, Richard Villarreal,  couldn’t see his favorite spot close down, so he bought it.

Stay tuned to our live interview with Richard and his staff, giving us all the details and future plans for The Grille!

I’m so happy and excited to takeover a Danville favorite. We have decided to give it a new name- The Grille at Blackhawk. We plan to open back up on October 1, 2020. This is owned, operated, and staffed 100% by local residents! We have exciting plans for The Grille and it’s going to be better than before!

-Richard, Owner of The Grille at Blackhawk


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Oakland Zoo Needs Your Help

COVID-19 has affected numerous businesses around the county, but let’s not forget about the Oakland Zoo and the animals that need us more than ever. Consider donating any amount to the Oakland Zoo Animal Care Fund.

The Oakland Zoo released this statement:

Oakland Zoo relies primarily on admissions-related revenue to ensure the animals that make your trips to the Zoo so special receive their meals and medical care. While our gates are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Zoo is losing the majority of its daily revenue. Despite this, all 750+ animals large and small, are being cared for by our dedicated and renowned animal care and veterinary teams.

The Zoo has served as a community anchor in Oakland for 98 years. There has never been a time when your donations have been more critical. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Zoo when we can reopen. Thank you for supporting your community zoo in this time of need.

City Center Bishop Ranch Reopening


– Heller Jewelers and LoveSac Now Open at the Lifestyle Center, Ramen Hiroshi Opening Soon

– Center Implementing Several Safety Health Measures to Welcome Back Visitors

San Ramon, Calif. – (June 11, 2020) – City Center Bishop Ranch announced today that it is welcoming visitors back to the popular retail, dining, and entertainment destinationin full compliance with the Contra Costa County Health ordinance that permits in-store shopping and dining with modifications.

“We’re proud and excited to invite guests to rediscover City Center Bishop Ranch,” said Alex Mehran, Jr., president, and CEO of Sunset Development Company, owner and developer of City Center Bishop Ranch. “The steps we’ve taken will provide a safe place for everyone to enjoy local dining, shopping, and spending time with friends and family in a beautiful outdoor environment.”

Mehran noted that guests can “rest assured we are taking precautions to keep guests safe and healthy during their visit to City Center Bishop Ranch. The center’s long-awaited reopening celebrates San Ramon’s strong community spirit.” 

Guests’ dining and shopping choices will be expanded as City Center Bishop Ranch recently welcomed new merchants. They include Heller Jewelers, a local, family-owned Official Rolex Jeweler with a strong focus on exemplary customer service; Lovesac, maker of the popular patented modular furniture system called “Sactionals;” and soon to come, Ramen Hiroshi, a beloved local restaurant dishing up classic ramen bowls.

“We’re so glad to be in our new home at City Center Bishop Ranch,” said Scott Heller, owner, and president, Heller Jewelers. “We offer San Ramon residents and beyond our friendly, expert service and one-of-a-kind custom-designed pieces.”

City Center Bishop Ranch has implemented numerous revisions to its operations designed to ensure guests’ safety, in keeping with guidelines encouraged by the state, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control. Among them:

– Outdoor dining patios have been expanded to accommodate social-distancing guidelines.

– Tables and chairs at sit-down restaurants have been reconfigured to ensure appropriate spacing among diners.

– Voluntary health screen and temperature-check station located in Alexander Square.

– Sanitation stations equipped with hand sanitizers have been installed at 4 locations throughout Alexander Square.

– Signage outlining precautions will be visible to all center guests.

By rediscovering City Center Bishop Ranch, shoppers and diners will also play an important role in raising funds and food for the local Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties. 

For a list of individual merchant operations and hours, please visit: https://www.citycenterbishopranch.com/


Player’s Pub & Pianos Reopening

We’ve all been waiting for our famous piano guys, Dave & Travis to come back in action and the moment is FINALLY here!

Friday, June 12th & Saturday, June 13th, the pianos start at 7 pm, Under The Stars! Come early to grab a table.

Player’s Pub & Piano’s
148 E Prospect Ave, Danville, CA 94526.
(925) 743-8466

Danville Preparing for Possible Looting

Downtown Danville business owners spent all-day boarding up to prepare for possible looting. There have been numerous social media posts going around threatening Danville.

I was able to talk with a few business owners and they expressed their frustration about how much they have already been through with COVID-19 and dealing with the financial heartaches of what it has caused. Walking downtown today was surreal to see our charming little town become on the verge of chaos.

However, a sense of community was apparent and all around. I saw strangers lending a hand, friends showing up for support, and most of all….LOVE.

People behind the threats are evil and have no good intentions. This isn’t about the horrific death of George Floyd. This situation affected ALL of us. We were ALL upset over what happened. Protest peacefully, be kind, show love, but STOP the violence.


Blackhawk Grille Permanently Closed

We are saddened to say, Blackhawk Grille in Blackhawk Plaza is closing permanently. The Grille has been a popular spot to go to for dinner, drinks, birthday parties, and many celebrations!

As I walked around the empty walkways of Blackhawk Plaza, there was an uncanny silence. Let’s hope after all of this is over, we will feel some sense of normalcy again.

Until then, let’s keep supporting small businesses! We are in this together! #Danvilletogether

Forge Pizza in Danville is Closing

According to their website, Forge Pizza in Danville will be closing their doors for good on Sunday, March 15th. The cafe-style restaurant, located inside the Lunardi’s building in Iron Horse Plaza, has been sold to new owners who will be launching a new concept in the coming months.

The Forge Pizza, which opened in Danville as their second location in 2013, will remain open in their other 2 locations in Oakland’s Jack London Square and Napa’s Century Center.