In 2012, Moraga’s Rheem Valley Shopping Center was blessed with a Dollar Tree store and now, according to the ABC license details (thanks to a reader for pointing this out), it looks like a Grocery Outlet will eventually be opening in Moraga as well.
Noodle Theory in the Rheem Valley shopping center has closed (their Okaland spot remains open) and in its place the same owners have opened a popup restaurant Lou’s Chicken Shop and in June, the owner’s brother and wife will open a new restaurant in this spot. Check out Lou’s menu here. Interestingly, they have a “Betty’s Checkin Sandwich” item. I wonder if that is from Bakesale Betty in Oakland?
An F45 Training gym is “coming soon” to Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga where Mycra Pac used to be. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and find out more about F45 workouts here. According to one Facebook post, the owner has been a certified trainer since 2013, became Head Trainer of Orangetheory Fitness Palo Alto and, “previously owned and operated F45 Training San Mateo for 4 years (ranked top 5 worldwide)”.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Moraga Commons Park closed playgrounds, the skate park and recently removed the basketball hoops. However, the volleyball nets are up, even though it’s closed according to the town website. Almost every time I walk by I see people playing. Why go to the trouble of removing the basketball hoops a short distance away but leave the volleyball nets up?
Despite the “Play Structures are Closed Until Further Notice” signs popping up around playgrounds, basketball courts etc. I occasionally still notice both kids and adults failing to adhere to the social distancing order in effect around the Bay Area. The signs do help compared to before. Does anyone else still notice people congregating together?
New Delhi Bistroopened back in 2012 at the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga but it became a vegetarian restaurant, Bagaan, last year. Thanks to a reader for pointing out that it reverted back to New Delhi Bistro but the, “Baagan burger selection is also still available.”
The Rheem Theatre in Moraga reopened last month under new ownership Cinema West with a remodel including luxury stadium seating, a Dolby Atmos sound system and more food options. They now also offer wine and very soon, draft beer sales as well to enjoy while watching a movie.