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Hello… Goodbye: Local Business Openings and Closings

While new there are far more businesses opening than closing in and around Santa Clara, there are a handful that will say farewell before the end of the year. Here’s what’s coming and going.

Recently Opened
Jiaren Cafe
1171 Homestead Rd., Ste 140B, Santa Clara
Jiaren Yoga recently opened its onsite cafe, Jiaren Cafe. The cafe features matcha drinks, espresso and coffee and fruit and herbal drinks, and will host community events, art and live music.

Home Kitchen
1045 Monroe St, Santa Clara
Home Kitchen recently opened an eatery at Franklin Square featuring a number of soups and menu items, both meat and non-meat based.


Curriz & Grill
1191 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale
Indian restaurant Curriz & Grill recently opened in Sunnyvale with menu items including chicken, mutton, fish and prawns curries, dum biryani and vegetarian dishes.

Row House
2002 El Camino Real Ste. 16, Santa Clara
Rowing studio Row House opened a location at Santa Clara Town Center in November. Row House offers a 45-minute low-impact workout designed to build muscle, burn calories and strengthen core muscles.

10 Butchers Korean BBQ
595 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
The Korean BBQ restaurant opened at the end of October. 10 Butchers serves Wagu, angus prime sirloin steaks, beef, chicken, pork, shrimp and noodle soup.

Westfield Valley Fair
A handful of businesses recently opened or reopened at Westfield Valley Fair including: sunglasses retailer Oakley, luxury brand Oak + Fort, poke spot Poketery, fragrance boutique Diptyque, tooth alignment company Candid, lingerie and bedroom accessory store Honey Birdette, boba milk spot Lucky Tea, clothier The Rest, fashion brand Michael Kors, luggage company Samsonite, tea shop T2Tea, clothing brand Lacoste, shore store Shoe Palace and ramen restaurant Ramen Nagi.

Meso Modern Mediterranean
Santana Row, San Jose
Meso Modern Mediterranean, with French inspired Mediterranean, recently opened at Santana Row. The menu emphasizes fish, rotisserie meats, grains and vegetables with saffron, za’atar, cinnamon, fennel, coriander and nutmeg.

Maker Nexus Makerspace
234 E Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale
The non-profit, membership based Maker Nexus Makerspace opened at the end of October to improve the maker skills of the community through training, practice and sharing.


Opening Soon
Westfield Valley Fair
A number of new stores are coming to Westfield Valley Fair in the coming months. New stores include: vegan shoes, bags and accessories line Mat & Nat, Vietnamese cuisine Vietnoms, mattress company Purple, virtual reality destination The VOID, Japanese high end brand Masaki Matsuka, tart frozen yogurt brand Pinkberry, juice and boba shop Coco Fresh Tea & Juice and ice cream shop Coldstone Creamery.

1313 Franklin St., Santa Clara
Group personal training and high intensity workout fitness center Orangetheory is set to open near Franklin Square.


Closing Soon
Keypoint Credit Union
Rivermark Plaza
Keypoint Credit Union will close its Rivermark location on Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. Credit union members can still visit the Keypoint location at 2805 Bowers Ave.


1 Comment
  1. Stewart Hill 5 years ago

    To whom it may or may not concern, maybe our City Council or maybe us as neighbors. I am talking only about one local restaurant. Justin’s or Home Kitchen. You know, the same building where the catering business is located at Monroe and Homestead. Hey Justin, and City Council. This is and will always be a perfect place for a restaurant as long as there is a competent operator. WE as local residents are not looking for extreme fancy food. Just look at other restaurants in the same area. we have a very nice Italian restaurant that does outstanding business, a excellent Japanese/ sushi restaurant and more. WHAT A WASTE Justin, that you open and close and open and close. Just stay closed! City Council, I suppose Justin leases this building or maybe even owns this space but if you want people to come and spend money and enjoy places to visit and want to see the Franklin Square area grow then we need landlords and business owners who will open to succeed and stay open. Yes it is the business owners right what to decide what to do but really? Open,close,open,close. What a waste.

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