Sprouts & Shutters: Love & Glow, Little Shoppers, Absolute Celebrations and More

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

Wondering what’s moving into your neighborhood shopping center? Our weekly Sprouts & Shutters column highlights the latest Tri-Valley restaurant, retail and other business news.

The new fashion boutique Love & Glow opened July 27 across from Georgiou in Danville’s Blackhawk Plaza. Owner Isabel Zuniga, a former corporate buyer with Nordstrom, says her new store sells “unique, sophisticated, fashion-forward apparel and accesscories.” To see some samples of what’s available at Love & Glow visit the boutique’s online store at loveandglow.com/store.

Danville’s new Martini Sky, covered here in an earlier Sprouts, is celebrating its grand opening at 6 p.m. on Saturday with a party showcasing the restaurant’s new small plates and huge menu of artisanal martinis. San Francisco band Lovefool will play danceable tunes from the last three decades.

Oops, missed this opening: Chef Ryan Martinez, who graduated from the French Culinary Institute, and event producer Cleodia Francisco recently celebrated their new Absolute Celebrations Catering company’s one-year anniversary. Absolute Celebrations specializes in global cuisine for special events ranging from 20 to 300 guests at venues throughout the Bay Area. To learn more and view a menu, visit absolutecelebrations.com.

TriNowFitness, previewed in a , opened July 11 on Dublin Boulevard near Soccer Pro. The new store, which sells gear and accessories for triathletes, celebrates its grand opening this Saturday, Aug. 4.

Little Shoppers is set to open this fall in Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Shopping Center near Buckhorn Grill and Macy’s Women’s. The new store will sell babies’ and children’s clothes, shoes, hats, jewelry, accessories, toys, school supplies (such as backpacks and lunch packs) as well as travel and safety-related items.

Wells Fargo opened a new branch in the Pleasanton Gateway in May and celebrated its grand opening last week.

Mobile Pet Grooming By Samantha opened in Livermore in July. Owner Samantha Skaggs will drive her fully equipped pet-grooming van to your home and pamper your pooch with a bath, haircut, ear cleaning, toenail clipping and even teeth brushing. The new company services the entire Tri-Valley. Learn more on the business’s facebook page.

Opening Update: Stylishious Salon, previewed in a , is now open on Independence Drive in Livermore.

Did you miss Patch's last retail and restaurant roundup? Read about these and more in our last Sprouts & Shutters column:  

  • and update in Danville
  • and in San Ramon
  • in Dublin
  • in Pleasanton 
  •  in Livermore

Curious about what's opening in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill and Concord? Find out in the new column.

Know of a restaurant or shop opening or closing in the Tri-Valley? Please send me a news tip at patchsprouts@gmail.com.

Teresa August 08, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Im so tired of seeing these little "boutique wanna be" stores pop up at the Blackhawk Plaza. Love


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