Moraga

Restaurants

Canyon Club Brewery Opening June 30th in Moraga


1558 Canyon Rd, Moraga

The cheeky new signage at the highly anticipated Canyon Club Brewery points to a June 30th opening in Moraga. Check out their menu here. As for the beer, “there will be a kölsch, pale ale, and an IPA. There will also be a tart fruited wheat, strong beer, stout, and porter to round out the beer menu.” They can be reached at the well suited number 925-376-BEER. Looking forward to checking this place out!

From their website:

We’re proud to offer our sessionable take on craft beer and an eclectic “Texasfied” gastro pub food menu. Experience the true biergarten life with more than half our seating outside. And the beer; our CCB 7-barrel brewing system enables us to build a tradition of innovation and creativity. All this, set in the backdrop of the Moraga hills. Check us out, enjoy brunch on the weekends, dinner every night and take a crowler and some merch home!

Events

Moraga Community Faire & Car Show on May 11th


Moraga Community Faire & Car Show:

Rheem Valley Shopping Center
580 Rheem Blvd, Moraga
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

This popular community event attracts over 2,500 local residents each year, with live music, kid’s activities – including the popular pony rides, local art, Moraga youth, schools and Saint Mary’s College, wine tasting, food trucks, as well as our local businesses, non-profits and service organizations – and almost 100 stunning classic cars!

Shopping

Chase Bank Coming to Moraga


Moraga Way & School Street, Moraga

Wells Fargo will be getting a little more competition soon as a new Chase Bank is coming right next door near Safeway in Moraga. According to the Moraga town council news this is the, “first major new commercial construction in Moraga in several years, and will provide more convenient services for Chase’s approximately 3,400 Moraga account holders.” Presumably they’ll also want to increase that number being that they’re situated so close to Wells Fargo.

Gyms

Bay Area Ballplayers Opens in Moraga Shopping Center


Moraga Shopping Center

Bay Area Ballplayers, a new batting cage and sports training center, opened last month in the Moraga shopping center right near Loard’s Ice Cream. Check out their services here. Owner Steve Hammond was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005 (6th Round), traded to SF Giants AAA in 2008 and played in Japan, Taiwan, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Check out his bio here.

From their website:

Bay Area Ballplayers is a 5,200 square foot athlete training facility equipped with functional fitness equipment, a 70 foot batting cage, 2 pitching mounds, the latest technology in performance tracking and data analysis, and a retail storefront with apparel & sporting goods.

Daily Life

Lack of Lighting at Moraga Shopping Center “Feels Very Unsafe”


Moraga Shopping Center

I dropped by the Moraga shopping center one night where Safeway is located and it turns out the email below is spot on. Dozens of lights are out, the lights that are on are not particularly bright, and some sections don’t have adequate lighting at all. The above photo shows one section of the parking lot with non-working lights circled in yellow. Anyone know who to contact about this?

From a reader:

I am a resident of Moraga and would like to know who to contact regarding the lack of lights at the Moraga Shopping Center. It is very dangerous and I have seen too many people trip due to the lack of light, drivers finding it difficult to see people in dark clothes or small children, and it feels very unsafe. How do I contact those that own and manage the Moraga Center and ask them to take responsibility for the unsafe environment they are creating by not maintain the lights in their parking lots. Someone is going to get hurt if they have not already. The town asks us to shop and support our local businesses but not at the expense of people’s safety.