A new baby food subscription service called Square Baby is opening a retail store sometime in August in Orinda Theatre Square where ECHO Grove used to be. You can choose between a customized meal plan designed by a registered dietitian and pediatrician or select meals directly, which are delivered frozen every two weeks. Check out their online shop here.
Fed up with all the fruit-heavy, sugar-laden baby foods masquerading as balanced meals, Katie Thomson, a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition Science, knew she could do better.
With Square Baby, each meal is completely balanced and the Square Meal System™ delivers 100% of a baby’s daily recommended servings of fruit, veggies, protein, and grains. She even incorporated healthy fats like avocado oil, sprouted grains, lentils and Salba chia, and various protein sources like salmon, egg, and bone broth that were often missing from the leading jars and pouches.
The Intuitive Writing Project, an an educational writing program for girls which opened a few years ago in Orinda Theatre Square has closed. According to the owner they are temporarily operating out in Moraga but “it’s possible that we will always be mobile, as this will allow us to serve girls throughout the Bay Area, from San Ramon to Marin and from Oakland to SF.” Check for updates on their website here.
Last week we learned that Wild Magnolia is closing later this month in Orinda Theatre Square and a new restaurant called Saffron Indian Restaurant & Bar is planning on opening in this spot at the beginning of May. Watch for updates on their Facebook page here.
Wild Magnolia, which replaced Table 24 a couple of years ago in Orinda Theatre Square, will be closing at the end of February. A new restaurant called Saffron Indian Restaurant & Bar will be opening in its place. Stay tuned.
Lina Shatara’s love of travel inspired her collection along with the wealth of visuals (geometric patterns, organic shapes and calligraphy) that boldly influence her designs. Turning sharp yet simplistic pieces into edgy contemporary jewelry has become the DNA of the brand, although not one she is bound to. Every season is about challenging herself creatively. Her use of mixed materials, oxidized metals and matte finishes add elements of surprise to pieces, creating an undeniable unisex appeal.
A new popup shop featuring Moraga-based Hofssi Chocolates and Hollie’s Homegrown farm-to-table food & gifts opened recently in the wine bar Cine Cuvée next to the Orinda movie theater. They are open every day from 11am to 5pm through December 23rd and the wine bar is still open after 5pm. You can also find Hollie’s at the Moraga and Walnut Creek Shadelands farmers market. Hofssi Chocolates will be offering their chocolates at various events which are listed here and can also be found at Diablo Foods.
Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California. We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and medicinal herbs for bath & body products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.
Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County. We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.
We will be finishing out this holiday season and will have a limited schedule in January to handle returns and the wind down of the shop.
Come down to the Grove and get 25% everything in the store and 65% off of all clearance items. Plus we will be making deals on fixtures and store equipment. All the gifts you’ve come to love, now much cheaper than before.
Thanks to a reader for sending a photo showing that Table 24 has closed in Orinda Theatre Square. According to the Table 24 Facebook page it closed earlier this month and will reopen as Wild Magnolia with Dianna Davis-Condon of Dianna Condon Cuisine and feature, “seasonal, sustainable, small plates”. Diablo Dish reports that they will open by Thanksgiving.
Visual Entree Optometry recently closed after being in Orinda Theatre Square for several years. I’ve been going here for a while so I’m sad to see them go. Anyone have any recommendations for a nearby eyewear store?