Papyrus closed the other day in the Lafayette shopping center near Trader Joe’s, and next to possibly the longest store closing I have ever witnessed, (since 2017), Whippersnappers. The Broadway Plaza location in Walnut Creek remains open.
The highly anticipated restaurant, Social Bird, from the owners of Esin and Revel in Danville, opened this weekend in the former Yankee Pier space at the Lafayette Mercantile shopping plaza. Check out the menu here. As you can see from the photos below, they offer oysters, beer on tap and have a spacious wrap-around bar with plenty of seating. I look forward to checking this place out!
The Cooperage, which opened over five years ago in Lafayette is now The Coop, as you can see by the updated signage in the above photo. Check out their menus here. Please tell me that’s a temporary sign that’s going to be replaced eventually.
I make premium chocolates, with great ingredients. I make chocolates that taste great. I love caramel, toffee and nut based chocolates. Those are my specialties. The chocolate I use is all fair trade, and much of it is organic. In fact, I try to use as may organic ingredients as I can. I use no preservatives or dyes.
On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at about 11:00 PM, Lafayette Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a home invasion robbery that happened on the 1100 block of Crestmont Drive in Lafayette.
The incident involved three suspects who were armed with a pistol. The suspects entered the residence through an open garage door. The suspects assaulted a male resident and then restrained both residents. The suspects went through the house, stealing valuables and personal items.
When the suspects left the home, they left both residents still restrained. It took the residents several hours before they were able to get free and call 9-1-1. The residents said that the suspects entered the home around 7:30 PM.
Both victims suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
Lafayette Police Investigations and the Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded, and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234. For any tips, email: 94549TIP@gmail.com or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
Photo from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Yesterday a vegetation fire gutted the Lafayette Tennis Club on Camino Diablo in Lafayette, resulting in, “IMMEDIATE EVACUATION in the area of Camino Diablo & Springbrook Rd.” according to a message from the Lafayette Police, which was lifted several hours later. More information from this KTVU article here.
Blazin Jayz Smoke Shop, which opened last spring next to Learning Express Toys in Lafayette, closed recently, probably related to Lafayette’s flavored tobacco products ban this spring. I remember being amused by the vape flavors they offered such as, “apple e-juice, grape, banana cream and Hulk Tears” but I didn’t think most of their business comes from the sale of such products.