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Yankee Pier Closing Today in Lafayette


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Thanks to everyone who emailed that the seafood restaurant Yankee Pier will be closing today in the Lafayette Mercantile shopping center. Apparently high rent as well as lower revenue caused the same group that owned Lark Creek in downtown Walnut Creek to exit. However, their website does show they also own nearby Cooperage and Corners Tavern. I wonder if the addition of newer restaurants Batch & Brine and Barranco across the street impacted them negatively?

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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Opens in Lafayette


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Last year we learned that the Seattle-based restaurant Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches would be opening in Lafayette where La Boulange Cafe used to be and they have now opened. Check out their menu here. I had an opportunity to try their Grass-Fed Steak & Bleu cheese sandwich, made with grass-fed tri-tip steak, pt. reyes farmstead bleu, caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli & greens To me the pungent blue cheese really pulled everything together which made for one tasty sandwich. With their organic farm located in nearby Discovery Bay and a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine, I look forward to trying out other salads, soups and sandwiches as summer approaches!

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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Opening Soon in Lafayette


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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches opened last month in Danville and based on the latest photos it looks like they’re set to open soon in Lafayette Mercantile where La Boulange cafe used to be. They’re hiring shift leads on Craigslist here. Check out their menu here. Note they have a 2 acre organic farm in Discovery Bay to provide some of the seasonal produce.