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?
In September we learned that Philz Coffee would be opening Thanksgiving week at the Lafayette Mercantile and their signage is now up and will be definitively opening next week on November 19th. Check out their store menu here. Are you ready to try their Mint Mojito iced coffee?
Philz Coffee, which we learned in the summer would be coming to Lafayette Mercantile where Homegrown used to be, is planning to open Thanksgiving week. Check out their store menu here and register for their Interview Day event at the Lafayette library on October 4th here.
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches closed in the Lafayette Mercantile shopping center (where La Boulange cafe used to be) less than one year after opening. You can still check them out in Danville or their San Francisco location.
Back in September we learned that Caroline’s Salon would be be expanding from their La Fiesta Square location a few blocks away to Lafayette Mercantile with a new salon called Caroline’s Blowdrys & Base Color and they have now opened. Check out their services here.
Caroline’s Salon is expanding a few blocks away where the blow-dry bar DryStyle used to be at the Lafayette Mercantile center with a new blow-dry salon called Caroline’s Blowdrys & Base Color, opening this November. Check out Caroline’s services here.
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 Sandwichesopened 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.