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Sprouts & Shutters: Mama Rosa's Mysterious Closure; Loehmann's Closing; Sideboard Moving; Sugarie Open

Here's the latest roundup of retail, restaurant and other business news and happenings in the Tri-Valley area.

Screenshot of the for lease listing for the former Mama Rosa's location posted by the Lockehouse Team
Screenshot of the for lease listing for the former Mama Rosa's location posted by the Lockehouse Team
Sprouts & Shutters: Mams Rosa's Mysterious Closure
Mama Rosa's Pizza and Pasta restaurant on 6770 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton appears to have closed. Public records show the restaurant was owned by the family of Marino and Nicole Sandoval, the couple who owned the now defunct El Balazo and were convicted of fraud in 2012. Full story here.

Sprouts & Shutters: Sugarie Bake Shop Open
The French bakery, offering traditional pastries and a quintessential cafe experience, has opened in Pleasanton. Details about their menu and their signature pastry here.

Loehmann's to Close
The store's liquidation sale began Thursday. Find out why the store is closing. 

So Long, Sideboard 
The popular downtown Danville coffee shop will reopen in early 2014. Click here to learn about their new location.

Unlicensed Car Repair Shop Busted, New Auto Management Moves in 
San Ramon's D&D Automotive closed in December after a search warrant revealed that garage was unlicensed.  

Sprouts & Shutters: Jersey Mike's Subs Opening Soon 
The sub shop is scheduled to open on Jan. 15 in Pleasanton. Read on to find out about how you can get a free sub while donating to Pleasanton schools.

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Know of a business opening or closing in the Tri-Valley? Please tell Patch about it for a future Sprouts & Shutters column. Send a news tip to autumn.johnson@patch.com. 

Editor Jane McInnis contributed to this report.

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