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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.

Restaurants

La Finestra Opening at Moraga Shopping Center in October


Moraga Shopping Center

The Italian/Sicilian restaurant La Finestra closed last summer in Lafayette after a huge fire and although there were talks about them coming to Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga which ultimately fell through it turns out that that La Finestra will be coming to Moraga after all, this time where Terzetto Cuisine used to be, across from Safeway. Look for an October opening. This new location will feature an oyster bar, a banquet room in back for private parties, as well as a baby grand piano played by Stanley Middle School director Bob Athayde. Thanks to everyone who emailed about this.

From their website:

I want to offer my heartfelt thank you to all our friends and loyal customers and let you know that after thirteen months, there is good news!

I have signed a lease and will be re-opening La Finestra Ristorante at 1419 Moraga Way, in the Moraga Shopping Center across from Safeway in the beautiful Town of Moraga. Our new space is easy to get to and offers plenty of parking. We are currently working on adding our own welcoming touches and hope to be open in October, with our same staff and great food.

We are eager to get back to the work we love, greeting and serving the customers we love. My family and I are grateful for your support and loyalty. Please continue to check this site for updates and Grand Opening dates when we can welcome you back to La Finestra Ristorante !

Restaurants

iTea (with Ramen!) Opening Nov 18th in Moraga


Moraga Shopping Center, Moraga

Not content to rest on their boba laurels, iTea is going to be soft opening this Saturday, November 18th in the Moraga shopping center near McCaulou’s and on top of various boba teas this location will be offering ramen! As you can see in the photo below, two of the ramen offerings will be shoyu tonkotsu and black garlic oil ramen and they’ll also offer snacks such as popcorn chicken. Check out their drinks menu here and here.

Note that this space used to be Asia Palace so there are existing restaurant facilities to make the ramen and other dishes. They also own the nearby Golden Palace restaurant. Thanks to everyone for sending word about this.