Kona Ice Shaved Ice Truck Comes to Danville Farmers Market

Danville farmers market

Get your shaved ice from the new Kona Ice shaved ice truck at the Danville farmers market at Railroad & Prospect Ave. on Saturdays. They will be there at least through April. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. As you can see in the above photo, you add your own syrup near the bottom left of the truck. You can select multiple flavors but they don’t have straws, only spoons so eat it before it melts!

From their website:

Kona Ice Shaved Ice treats contain no artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup and no peanut derivatives. They are fat free gluten free, dairy free, and lactose free. Sugar free, dye free and Kosher certified products are available upon request.


Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Signage up at Danville Square

Danville Square

In December we learned about a new cupcake and ice cream shop called Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery coming to Danville Square where zpizza used to be and their signage is now up so hopefully they’ll be opening soon… Check out their menu here. According to their FAQ, they will also offer pupcakes, “made with carrot cake, pumpkin, soybean oil, peanut butter and buttercream. Our signature Pupcake is then topped with a real Milkbone training treat!”


What happened to Crafts Creamery in Danville?

100 Railroad Ave, Danville

Crafts Creamery, which opened a few years ago in Danville has been closed since late last year, however this sign has been posted ever since:


Crafts will be closing due to remodeling and we will be doing a re-grand opening in 2018. Please come back and join us on our new adventure…

Their website is here, and Instagram page is here. Anyone know whether they’ll really be back?


AR Workshop Opening Next Month in Danville

355 Hartz Ave, Danville

A new DIY workshop studio called AR Workshop is opening in Danville where Live Happy Paper Crafts used to be. Their grand opening launch party will be held on May 19th to, “get a tour of our new workshop space, check out the sample projects, and shop our retail boutique featuring home decor gifts and accessories”. There will also be “giveaways, raffles, and promotions”. Register here and check out their workshop calendar here. Although other locations are BYOB it looks like the Danville location will allow small snacks or appetizers to be brought in but no alcohol, for now at least.

From the Danville AR Workshop page:

Register for a DIY workshop to create on-trend home decor from raw materials such as wood signs, canvas pillows, wood framed signs, bottle openers and more. Enjoy a girls night out, date night, team building event, private party or birthday party at AR Workshop where you can enjoy an inspiring atmosphere.

AR Workshop Danville is owned by Jennifer and Jim Ludlam. They are looking forward to bringing a fun new venue to Historic Downtown Danville, California.


Fire & Rain Gallery Opening Soon in Danville

495C Church St, Danville

The Fire & Rain Gallery, based in Folsom, is opening a new Bay Area gallery in Danville very soon. Find out more about the gallery here and check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

We offer an ever-changing collection of American hand-crafted art, the majority of which are from local artists. With pieces ranging from jewelery and handbags, to furniture and home decor, we offer something for everyone.


Starbucks Reserve Opens in Danville

398 Hartz Ave, Danville

Starbucks Reserve, offering a more “more intimate small-lot coffee experience” has reopened in an expanded location where Consignit Couture used to be on Hartz Ave. in Danville. According to their Instagram page this is the first East Bay Starbucks Reserve with a Walnut Creek location expected to open in the future. Check out their menu (from a photo I took over the weekend) here.


Kibo Sushi Opening Very Soon in Danville

125 Hartz Ave, Danville

A new Japanese restaurant called Kibo Sushi is opening in Danville very soon on Hartz Ave. Considering the owner was the sushi chef at Blue Ginko and Sasa in Walnut Creek I look forward to checking this place out and trying the carpaccio! The inside looks very nice and warm. Check out their menu here.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading


Shops & Hops Brew Stroll in Danville March 22nd

Shops & Hops Brew Stroll:

Historic Downtown Danville
205 Railroad Ave, Danville
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of craft beer sampling and shopping during the inaugural Danville Shops & Hops Craft Brew Stroll benefitting the educational and community programs at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

Your $25 ticket includes a commemorative glass, beer tasting, food bites, and entertainment. The Designated Driver ticket is $10 and includes Vita Water and food bites. Tickets sell out quickly so get yours soon!