Moraga

Restaurants

Huzzah! Canyon Club Brewery Opening in Moraga this Summer


1558 Canyon Rd, Moraga

Amazing news as sleepy Moraga of all places is getting a new brewery / restaurant called Canyon Club Brewery. Located in a former bank sharing an ample parking lot with Orchard Supply Hardware near the intersection of Moraga Way and Moraga Rd, it’s expected to open later this summer. The triangular modern architecture with plenty of outdoor space will be a fabulous showcase for what could prove to become a destination spot bringing in not only locals but others from around Lamorinda and beyond. In addition to a restaurant and on-site brewery, stay tuned for more exciting details to come!

Things to Do

Iconic Rheem Theatre Closes in Moraga


350 Park St, Moraga

A few years ago the iconic Rheem Theatre in Moraga was set to close before it got a reprieve and ended up remaining open, until now. Their final day open was yesterday but according to this East Bay Times article, Mayor Dave Trotter said that, “Moraga has a shared goal of getting the theater reopened in the near future.” I love the art deco design of this theater and hope to see it reopen, but realistically, is there any chance this will come back or is this the final good bye?

Email from Rheem Theatre:

It is with great sorrow that this Sunday, January 7, 2018, will be our final movies showing at the Rheem Theatre. It is not economically feasible to continue to operate the theater. We have an agreement with the property owner to keep everything intact in hopes that a reasonable solution can be found soon.
We have put our hearts and souls into maintaining and making the Rheem what it is today.
Thank you all for your support and patronage over the last 8 years.

Restaurants

iTea (with Ramen!) Opening Nov 18th in Moraga


Moraga Shopping Center, Moraga

Not content to rest on their boba laurels, iTea is going to be soft opening this Saturday, November 18th in the Moraga shopping center near McCaulou’s and on top of various boba teas this location will be offering ramen! As you can see in the photo below, two of the ramen offerings will be shoyu tonkotsu and black garlic oil ramen and they’ll also offer snacks such as popcorn chicken. Check out their drinks menu here and here.

Note that this space used to be Asia Palace so there are existing restaurant facilities to make the ramen and other dishes. They also own the nearby Golden Palace restaurant. Thanks to everyone for sending word about this.

Events

Holiday Boutique to Benefit New Day for Children at St. Mary’s in Moraga Nov 18th


Holiday Boutique to Benefit New Day for Children:

St. Mary’s College, Dryden Hall
1928 St. Mary’s Rd, Moraga
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

The holidays are coming! Come shop for unique gifts from one of a kind vendors and support a great cause at the same time! Gift wrap station! RAFFLE including Warriors tickets, Amazon gift cards, gift baskets, and more!!

Daily Life

Man Rescued by Moraga FD as Fire Raged this Morning on Archer Circle

From the Moraga PD:

On 10/30/2017, 4:49 a.m., Dispatch received calls reporting a house fire on Archer Circle. Moraga Police and Moraga-Orinda Fire personnel responded to the scene and found the house at 9 Archer Circle fully engulfed with flames. Firefighters attached the fire and were able to prevent it from spreading to other houses.

Firefighters also rescued one of the occupants of the home. He was treated at the scene by Moraga-Orinda Fire paramedics and transported to John Muir Medical Center where he is being treated for burns. His condition is unknown. The other occupant of the home was able to escape without injury.

At least 9 fire engines and crews from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Contra Costa County Fire District responded to the fire and worked to extinguish it. Fire personnel will be on the scene for most of the day to ensure the fire is out and to investigate the cause of the fire.

Events

Lord Blood-Rah’s Halloween Festival & Bazaar at Rheem Theatre in Moraga Oct 14th


Lord Blood-Rah’s Halloween Festival & Bazaar:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
12:00 – 10:00pm | $25

A Day Long Event Celebrating EVERYTHING Halloween!

On the screen you’ll see..

Lord Blood-Rah’s Tricks and Treats!
ALL NEW FOR 2017! Hand picked short films, music videos and celluloid knic knacs to set the Halloween mood!

The Giant Gila Monster in 3D!
The 1959 Giant Lizard classic presented here for the first time ever in 3D!

Halloween with The Addams Family!
The rare TV Special that reuinted the original cast of the beloved TV Show ON THE BIG SCREEN!

House on Haunted Hill presented in EMERGOTRONIX!
The Vincent Price/William Castle Classic made all the more terrifying through the miracle of Emergotronix!

PLUS Horror, Sci-Fi and Halloween merchandise on sale in the lobby!