Yesterday, when I saw Salt & Straw, one of my favorite ice cream spots, listed on the City Center Bishop Ranch website directory, I started unconsciously drooling thinking about which flavor I was going to get on my cone. But alas, what City Center Bishop Ranch giveth, City Center Bishop Ranch taketh away, and now Salt & Straw no longer appears on their directory.
I’m not sure whether they prematurely added it to the directory, like Broadway Plaza did way back in 2017 when I first spotted Apple listed on their directory (and removed shortly after), or the deal fell through, but I’m hoping they really will be coming! 🍦🍦🍦
Of all the wonderful ice cream parlors there in the Bay Area, Portland-based Salt & Straw tops the list for me with its decadent, unique flavors. I’ve enjoyed cones at their Portland and Hayes Valley location in San Francisco and am really excited to learn they’ll be opening their first East Bay location at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Check out the current San Francisco menu here and read about their story here. If you’ve never tried a Salt & Straw cone before you definitely should check this place out when they open and if you just can’t wait check out one of their other Bay Area locations here.
Thanks to everyone who emailed about Beverly Hills-based Sprinkles Cupcakes coming to City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. They will be located in between Philz Coffee and Joe & the Juice on the first level. Founded by Candice Nelson, the pastry chef and judge of Cupcake Wars and Sugar Rush, they will also offer ice cream, cookies, brownies, layer cakes and more. Check out their selection here.
The furniture store Lovesac is coming to City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Check out the massive beanbag sacs here. If I had $1,000 to play with I’d get the BigOne for sure! Find out more about the Lovesac story here.
The educational play center, Play Star Kids, opens today at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon according to their website. Check out their offerings here. They are located next to Music Together Tri-Valley on the upper level.
Philz Coffee latest expansion is to City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Stay tuned…
A year after first opening and City Center Bishop Ranch is a lot more crowded than before which is not surprising since so many new restaurants, retails shops and other experiences have opened recently making it a lot more interesting than before.