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Safeway at South Winchester and Payne to Close

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The Safeway at the West Park Plaza at the corner of South Winchester and Payne will be closing.

Safeway to close

Safeway to close

The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that the Safeway locations at both the West Park Plaza and Westgate Mall will be closing when the new larger store opens at the old Mervyn’s location on Hamilton Avenue.

A store employee told the South Winchester News that the closure will occur this spring.

H & R Block Moving

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The H&R Block location at 700 South Winchester Boulevard is moving slightly south to 980 South Winchester Boulevard.


Sources say the tax preparation outlet is moving to provide better visibility. Located in the rear end of the Winchester Pavilion, it cannot be seen from the street. Travellers can only see the H&R Block name on a small sign in the front of the small strip mall.


The new location beside the Subway in the new retail building at Winchester and Williams will give them prime visibility to drivers going up and down Winchester Boulevard.


Mobile City opens in Winchester Pavilion

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Mobile City has opened at 700 South Winchester Boulevard.

Mobile City

Mobile City

Mobile City sells a wide range of cell phones and accessories from manufacturers and brands such as Apple, Motorola, Blackberry and Samsung as well as repairing and unlocking phones.

The spot was previously occupied by Premier, which moved to 534 Ramona Street in Palo Alto back in October, 2009.

Psycho Donuts to appear on new Food Network show

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Psycho Donuts at 2006 South Winchester Boulevard will be featured in a new Food Network show.

Food Network host Adam Gertler will be filming a segment at Psycho Donuts on Monday, April 5 for the upcoming Food Network show “Kid in a Candy Store”. Psycho Donuts will be open to the public all day, as usual. People who wish to appear on this future broadcast should arrive between noon and 1pm (a signed waiver will be required, minors must be accompanied by adult). The details are subject to change and Psycho Donuts advises those interested to watch their Facebook Event Page or Psycho Blog for more details.

Neighborhood Business District Overlay planned for Winchester Boulevard

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The City of San Jose Planning Division and Winchester Neighborhood Action Coalition (NAC) are sponsoring a community meeting on Thursday, March 25, about a proposed General Plan amendment to add a Neighborhood Business District Overlay to Winchester Boulevard, generally from Stevens Creek Boulevard to Hamilton Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Winchester Mystery House from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Business District Overlay

The Neighborhood Business District Overlay would facilitate new businesses on the corridor. The overlay does not change the land use designations nor zoning districts. If approved, most ground floor businesses would have a reduced parking requirement and additional signage.

These changes will be described at the meeting and residents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information, you can contact Laurel Prevetti, City of San Jose Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement at (408) 535-7901 or

Kãama Lounge Opening This Month

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Kaama Lounge will be opening later this month at 385 South Winchester Boulevard at the old Fuel Restaurant and Lounge.

Kaama Lounge opening March 2010

Kaama Lounge opening March 2010

Kãama’s menu is a recreation of comfort foods from around the world. Kãama features award winning Chef Matt Mermod. Mermod previously worked at Bleaux Magnolia in Napa Valley.

Kãama is a versatile venue across from Santana Row, able to accomodate large private events to parties of two. reports that Kãama will open on March 18.

Psycho Donuts Birthday Event

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Psycho Donuts at 2006 South Winchester Boulevard is celebrating its first year anniversary with the return of discontinued donuts, contests, and musical events on Saturday, March 6.

Psycho Donuts opened last year amongst much controversy. Mental heath advocates complained about the names of some of the donut creations and some of the decor. Psycho Donuts responded by renaming some of the donuts and adopting a more “rock and roll” theme.

Psycho KorKaraoke will at 10am. The winner of the Donut Guy Naming Contest will be announced at 11am, and the winner of the #1 Psycho Fan Contest will be announced at 1pm. Musical group Picture Atlantic will perform at 1:30pm.

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Graffiti Offers Message of Hope

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Some graffiti between Honeybaked Ham and the old Crazy Buffet at 750 South Winchester Boulevard offered a message of hope.

Graffiti offers a message of hope

Graffiti offers a message of hope

This is special graffiti on South Winchester which offers a positive message. Most graffiti on the street is just ugly and appears to be some dude writing his name.

Ugly graffiti that looks like some dude just writing his name.

Ugly graffiti that looks like some dude just writing his name.

The graffiti was removed in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Line Shack Closes

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

The Line Shack, located at 826 South Winchester Boulevard, has closed down.


The blinds have been closed and neon lights around the windows have not been turned on since December. The front door no longer shows their hours, and a stack of mail is piled up inside the lobby. An attempt to telephone the restaurant results in a recording that the number is no longer in service.


The Line Shack opened in August 2008.

Fuel Restaurant and Lounge Closes

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Fuel Restaurant and Lounge located at 385 South Winchester Boulevard has closed sometime in the last month.

The previous location of Fuel with the restaurant name blotted off the sign.

The previous location of Fuel with the restaurant name blotted off the sign.

A construction worker at the site told South Winchester News that an Indian restaurant will be moving in.

Fuel originally opened in January of 2008.