Yankee Pier Closing Today in Lafayette

Lafayette Mercantile

Thanks to everyone who emailed that the seafood restaurant Yankee Pier will be closing today in the Lafayette Mercantile shopping center. Apparently high rent as well as lower revenue caused the same group that owned Lark Creek in downtown Walnut Creek to exit. However, their website does show they also own nearby Cooperage and Corners Tavern. I wonder if the addition of newer restaurants Batch & Brine and Barranco across the street impacted them negatively?


Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras at Lafayette Library Jan 17th

Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, January 17th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, whose debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is a mesmerizing story set in Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar’s violent reign. In this national bestseller, a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both.


Studio L Relocating Within Lafayette

3355 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Thanks to everyone who emailed that Studio L, which housed Leslie Noel Studios and PPF is relocating from their Moraga Rd. location in the Campana building to their new spot on Mt. Diablo Blvd. right near 7-Eleven. According to the email the “new studio opens on January 1st”. Check for updates on the Leslie Noel Studios Facebook page here.

990 Moraga Rd, Lafayette


Formula 3 Gym Coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette Spring 2019

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

In September we learned that the health foods store Open Sesame would be closing in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette and the coming spring 2019 signage for Formula 3 is now up on the Moraga Rd. side. The parent company Leisure Sports, also owns Renaissance Club Sport.

From their website:

We created FORGE / FIRE / FLOW: a fitness system designed to condition the body’s core components of strength, cardio and flexibility. We bring this system to life with a collection of proprietary group training experiences.


Luck Boutique Preview Opens Today through Dec 21st in Lafayette

Lafayette Forge

A new high-end clothing and lifestyle boutique called Luck is having a preview opening today through December 21st at the Lafayette Forge off Brown Ave. in Lafayette. They will reopen next year on January 7th. Check out their online collection here.

From their website:

Luck is a high-end clothing and lifestyle boutique with a curated collection of unique brands who pay attention to the details that matter…craftsmanship, beautiful fabrics, hand-made details and comfort. The inventory is constantly updated and carefully selected with an emphasis on carrying special pieces that make any woman feel beautiful.


Hofssi Chocolates Holiday Store Open through Dec 23rd in Lafayette

3541 Wilkinson Ln, Lafayette

Hofssi Chocolates is back with a new holiday popup location, this time in Lafayette, behind La Fiesta Square inside the Alicia Klein  showroom. Check out their online selection here. The owners both, “received their official certification from Ecole Chocolat, a prestigious teaching organization focusing on gourmet chocolate production.” This looks great, perfect for the holidays!

From their website:

Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County, and the whole SF Bay Area too! We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.