Kick N Mule planning on opening in Danville

340 Hartz Ave, Danville

A couple of years ago Sweetwater Tavern opened on Hartz Ave. in Danville where Danville Station Firehouse Bar & Grill used to be and now, according to a recent California ABC pending permit Kick N Mule, a Sacramento-based sports bar is planning on opening in this spot, although the sale hasn’t been finalized yet according to a Sweetwater employee.  Check out their entrees menu here. Stay tuned…


Live Happy Paper Crafts Closing in Danville

355 Hartz Ave, Danville

The stationery and crafting store Live Happy Paper Craft, which opened a little over a year ago on Hartz Ave. in Danville, is closing January 27th. They are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and over the weekend everything was 45% off. Contrast with almost every other store offering “up to” X% off” and one should give them kudos them for their straight-up sale!


NYE 2018 “A Crystal Ball Affair” at Blackhawk Museum Dec 31st in Danville

NYE 2018 “A Crystal Ball Affair”:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
9:00pm – 1:30am

Celebrate the closing of another year and ring in a bright and sparkly 2018!! After AMAZING feedback from last year’s event we have decided to continue the tradition and INCLUDE ALL PREMIUM BEVERAGES with your ticket purchase! That’s right, purchase your ticket and you will receive complimentary PREMIUM beverages all night long!!! Join us for Happy Hour from 9pm – 10pm for complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres in the foyer.

Making his return to the Crystal Ball Affair is Bay Area Native and WILD 94.9 DJ Jose Melendez playing the hotest hits of today and yesterday!

Casino Gaming – Multiple Balloon Drops at Midnight – Party Favors – Complimentary Photo Booth


Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Opening Soon in Danville

Danville Square

A new cupcake and ice cream shop called Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is opening in Danville Square where zpizza used to be. In addition to cupcakes they’ll feature fresh, small batch cupcake infused ice cream made onsite. Check out their menu here and their Facebook page here.

From their website:

We are a gourmet Cupcakery and Creamery – locally owned and operated that is very owner driven.

Jeff Martin founded the wildly popular Smallcakes that bakes and frosts 15 signature flavors every morning, fresh from scratch. Smallcakes features seasonal and special flavors created by Jeff. After appearances on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” seasons one, two and seven as well as on the hit daytime talk show “The View,” Smallcakes became well known and in hot demand in neighborhoods across the nation.


Conversation with Authors Chloe Benjamin and Jessica Shattuck at Rakestraw Books in Danville Jan 10th

Conversation with Authors Chloe Benjamin and Jessica Shattuck:

Rakestraw Books
3 Railroad Ave, Danville
Wednesday, January 10th 2017

Debut novelist Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists, will be joined in conversation by Jessica Shattuck, author of Women in the Castle (newly published in paperback!) on January 10, 2018 at 7 PM. This event is perfect for book groups.

Things to Do

European Train Enthusiasts Display through Jan 7th in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville

Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

European Train Enthusiasts is displaying this year in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville where Read Booksellers used to be across from Draeger’s. They’ll be open 10am – 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, however they will be open December 26th and January 2nd . To find out more about ETE click here.

From the Blackhawk Museum website:

For the 16th year, the European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) will bring their HO Scale European Model Trains and Modular Layout to Blackhawk to brighten the holiday season. This year, the Layout will be located inside the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center adjacent to Draeger’s Market.

ETE’s Module Group has created remarkably detailed scale versions of European landscapes, including mountains, villages, bridges, farms, lakes and industries, which come alive when they operate their trains though the carefully constructed countryside.

Each day during the run of the exhibition you will see a wide selection of locomotives, freight and passenger cars from various countries in Europe as different ETE members operate the layout.