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Sprouts & Shutters: New Sneaker Store, Shop for Triathletes, Home Decor Studio and More

Here's the latest roundup of retail, restaurant and other business news 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.

After nearly three years in business, Danville’s Stomp served its last glass of wine May 26. The small Blackhawk Plaza eatery, which focused on boutique wines and small plates, closed to make way for the new Ferrari’s Cucina Italiano. The new Italian eatery, previewed in an , is set to open at the end of June.

Tribez Salon, located near downtown Danville, is opening its second salon soon in the Blackhawk Plaza. The full-service salon and spa will open in mid June in Salon 4062's old spot adjacent to Draeger's Market. The new salon's expanded services include a blow dry bar and an eyebrow bar. For Tribez’s list of hair, massage and skin care services and products, visit tribezsalon.com.

Just in time for summer learning: ThinkTank Learning, a business that focuses on college preparation and private tutoring, plans to open soon at the Plaza at Gale Ranch. ThinkTank Learning joins a growing list of other education centers in San Ramon, including Kumon, Mathnasium, the Tutoring Club, Sylvan Learning Center, Centerpoint Academy, Lil’ Genius Kid and others. Find out more about the latest center at ttlearning.com.

A new store for triathletes is opening on Dublin Boulevard next to the . Tri Now Fitness is closing its small, online-focused business in Pleasanton and opening its new Dublin retail store in July. Triathletes can shop for their swimming, running and bicycling gear, including wet suits, goggles, bicycle wheels and other accessories, heart rate monitors, transition running shoes and more. See sample products at trinowfitness.com.

K Moreno Design opened May 1 in Alexander’s Fine Art’s old space on Main Street in Pleasanton. The 1,500 square-foot home decorating studio showcases furniture, lighting, window treatments and accessories and offers interior design services. Owner and Pleasanton resident Kathy Moreno will celebrate her new store’s grand opening June 23. Learn more at kmorenodesign.com.

Opening Update: Lokanta Mediterranean Bar & Grill, previewed in an , opened May 10 in Agora Bistro’s old space. You can preview the menu at eatlokanta.com/menu.html.

Collectors of trendy sneakers can shop, sell, trade or consign this stylish footwear at Livermore’s new Sneaker Habit, set to open on Second Street on June 1. In addition to dealing sneakers, owner Michael Leal keeps sneaker fans in the loop on future styles and release dates. Learn more at sneakerhabit.com.

Chili aficionados can sample local restaurants’ spicy chili concoctions during Saturday’s 3rd Annual Chili Shooters Stampede in downtown Livermore. For $15, you get a “chili shooter tasting glass” plus tasting ticket and for $25 you can add craft beer tasting. The family-friendly event also features “Old West” train rides, blacksmith demonstrations, live Western-themed music and more. Get details at livermoredowntown.com/events and purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

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

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

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

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