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La Chataigne Bakery Opens in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette


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A new bakery called La Chataigne has opened in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Cake used to be. According to Diablo Dish they plan on expanding “the menu to include both modern and traditional pastries.” The French style pastries will continue to be sold at the Martinez farmers market. I tried the morning bun you see below and the orange zest made this a real stand-out. One of the best morning buns I have ever eaten! I look forward to trying other pastries at this bakery. Yum!

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Urban Remedy Opens in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

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La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Earlier this month we learned that juice, meal and snack shop Urban Remedy opened in downtown Walnut Creek, and yesterday they also opened in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette. Check out their meals and snacks here and juices here. Drop by the grand opening this Saturday, October 29th from 10am – 2pm and get a free juice, meal or snack. In Walnut Creek I tried the “Vegan Caesar with Cumin Chickpea Croutons” salad and cacao chip bar and thought it tasted great so yay for Lafayette!

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Art and Science of Eyewear Relocating within La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

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La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Art and Science of Eyewear is relocating within La Fiesta Square in Lafayette from their current spot next to Starbucks on Mt. Diablo Blvd. to the former Itrim location on Moraga Rd. and are planning on opening sometime in November. Check out their website here and look for their booth at the Lafayette Art & Wine festival this weekend.

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Bluemercury Skincare Coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

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La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

In addition to Urban Remedy juice bar coming to La Fiesta Square in downtown Lafayette, Washington D.C.-based Bluemercury skincare will also be opening across the square where the women’s clothing store Pendleton used to be.

From their website:

Barry and Marla Malcolm Beck are the founders and visionaries behind Bluemercury, Inc. In 1999, cosmetics could only be purchased at drugstores or department stores. As a recent graduate and working woman, Marla found less and less time to pursue her quest for products that would maintain glowing, healthy skin. Barry, a serial entrepreneur who had already started three businesses, saw an opportunity. Together, they created the first Bluemercury in Georgetown, Washington D.C. – the neighborhood store for beauty, where clients could find high quality, innovative beauty products and honest, expert advice.

We offer the world’s most innovative beauty products in a truly unique shopping experience. Bluemercury clients receive unparalleled technical product knowledge, expert advice and friendly service. Our teams would rather have clients leave the store with handfuls of samples, so that they can be sure to find products that work for them, rather than ever buy anything that is less than 100% right. Every day, we take hundreds of questions about skincare and makeup concerns and challenges. In addition to skincare, makeup, haircare, and fragrance products, clients can be pampered by our skincare experts in our locations’ spas. Our spas are home to the ultimate results-oriented treatments, including our world renowned oxygen facials, glycolic peels, waxing and microdermabrasion.

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Urban Remedy Juice Bar Coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

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La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Lafayette is getting an organic juice bar that also offers ready-to-eat meals and snacks as Urban Remedy is planning on opening a new shop in Lafayette Square where Specialtees outlet store used to be. Check out their juices here, and meals and snacks here.

From their website:

Urban Remedy is a plant-based organic food company that embodies the belief that Food is Healing. Blending ancient medicinal principals with modern culinary innovation, we offer the cleanest, naturally functional food. All of our ready-to-eat meals, snacks and cold pressed juices are certified organic, certified non-GMO, gluten free, and low glycemic.

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Specialtees Outlet Relocating to their Main Store in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

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La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Specialtees Outlet is relocating to their main store, Specialtees an Erin Paige Boutique a short walk away in La Fiesta Square in downtown Lafayette. Check out their website here.

From their Facebook page:

Welcome to Specialtees an Erin Paige Boutique! We have been helping the Lafayette woman and gift givers since 1976. Specializing in the latest trends from Michael Stars, Nicole Miller, Milly, Nanette Lepore, Bailey 44, Joseph Ribkoff, Chan Luu, Kathy Kamei and many other European and American designers; we have virtually everything to outfit the fashion-forward woman.

With 5,000 square feet of deluxe shopping, our fashion specialists will help you find the perfect outfit.

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Pietisserie Holiday Popup Pie Shop Opens in Downtown Lafayette

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La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

In October the bakery Cake. closed in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette and now Oakland-based Pietisserie has opened a holiday popup shop through December 31st. Pietisserie recently appeared on the Cooking Channel show Unique Treats and is becoming more popular throughout the country; Check out photos of the inside and their menu after the jump. I talked with owner Jaynelle St. Jean who indicated that her favorite holiday pie is definitely the eggnog cream pie. I tried the grapefruit pie with some trepidation as I typically go for standard apple pie but this was seriously delicious. The real deal! Word has gotten around as they were already completely sold out when I dropped by so you may want to call in advance to see what’s available. I know I’ll be back. Who knows, they may end up staying in Lafayette permanently if things work out… They also offer Red Bay Coffee from Oakland.

From their website:

PieTisserie began after San Francisco native Jaynelle St. Jean staged a window of her mother’s home as an iconic country window, with homemade pies set out to cool. Compelled to create her own small town in the city, she gave away slices to passersby willing to eat with neighbors. Jaynelle launched PieTisserie, making it her mission to fill the need for unique and delicious pies, and to remind people of the importance of pleasant surprises close to home via her Random Acts of Sweetness.

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