Posts Tagged ‘Business Closing’

Blockbuster closing

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Blockbuster location at the corner of Winchester and Payne is closing soon.

blockbuster

The video retail outlet at 1303 South Winchester Boulevard joins several other businesses at West Park Plaza that are closing or have closed. At the end of 2010, the Tuesday Morning discount retailer closed, and the Safeway is slated to close in early April. The new GEN Japanese Cuisine never opened.

Tuesday Morning to close on December 31

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Discount retailer Tuesday Morning is to close their store at Winchester and Payne on December 31.

Tuesday Morning at the West Park Plaza

Tuesday Morning at the West Park Plaza

All items are marked down 50% to 80%.

A flyer announces the closing of the store.

A flyer announces the closing of the store.

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.

The Line Shack Closes

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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

LineShack1

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.

LineShack2

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.

Restaurant AI closes

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Opened earlier this spring, Restaurant AI at 1317 South Winchester Boulevard has closed.

Closed Restaurant AI

Closed Restaurant AI

An eviction noticed was taped to the front door by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on October 23, 2009. The restaurant’s web site states “We closed the restaurant. We really appreciate you coming.”

Shell station closes

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Shell gas station at 1025 South Winchester Boulevard at Williams has closed.

The Shell gas station at the corner of South Winchester and Williams has been closed.

The Shell gas station at the corner of South Winchester and Williams has been closed.

Ramin Kouchesfahani, operator of Winchester Gas & Quality Auto, is uncertain of the future of the gas station. Kouchesfahani tells the South Winchester News, “I don’t know what will happen in the future, but there are few contract issues with Shell that are being worked out. I am sure it will emerge as a gas station again but under what name no one knows at the moment.”

The signage identifying the station as a Shell station has been covered.

The signage identifying the station as a Shell station has been covered.

Orale Mex-Grill replaces Ricardo’s Mexican Fast Food

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Ricardo’s Mexican Fast Food at 1750 Winchester Boulevard has closed and been replaced with Orale Mex-Grill.

Orale Mex-Grill

Orale Mex-Grill

Open since July 5, 2009, Orale offers a variety of mexican dishes: tostadas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas. Their specialty is seafood, offering shrimp, octopus, oysters, clams, mussels, crab, tilapia, salmon, red snapper, ahi-tuna, halibut, and scallops. A full menu is available from their web site.

Located just south of Hamilton Avenue, the interior of the restaurant has been extensively renovated. Both the kitchen and the dining area has been redone with new flooring, new furniture, and new paint.

Co-owners Marvin Castro and Hector Plascencia

Co-owners Marvin Castro and Hector Plascencia

Co-owner Hector Plascencia tells the South Winchester News that customers have been very receptive to the new restaurant. “People are happy. They keep coming back. We have a lot of regulars. We’re happy to be in Campbell.” Reviews on Internet review site Yelp have been quite positive.

West San Jose Resident ceases publication

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The West San Jose Resident has ceased publication. The May 8, 2009 issue was the last.

The local community paper started publication in 2005. At first, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers produced physical printed editions and delivered them to local homes in West San Jose. Soon after, they went online only. Some residents were unaware that the paper went online only, and thought the paper stopped publication when the newspaper stopped arriving at their doorstep.

This small article was the only announcement of the West San Jose Resident's demise.

This small article was the only announcement of the West San Jose Resident's demise.

The publishing came to an end with little fanfare. The final issue only included a 3 paragraph corner announcing its demise.

It seems too coincidental that the West San Jose Resident stopped publishing just after South Winchester News started up. A request for comment from Silicon Valley Community Newspapers went unanswered.

Yung Le’s Fusion Closes; Restaurant AI Opens

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Vietnamese restaurant Yung Le’s Fusion at 1317 South Winchester Boulevard has closed. In its place is Japanese restaurant Restaurant “AI”.

Japanese restaurant Restaurant AI

Japanese restaurant Restaurant AI

In Metro’s Best of 2008 list, Fusion won both Best Asian Fusion and Best Thai/Vietnamese Coffee.

Restaurant AI advertises itself as “Fine Japanese cuisine with selected organic ingredients.”

Located at the corner of Winchester and Payne beside the Safeway supermarket, Restaurant AI is closed on Mondays.