Posts Tagged ‘Business Opening’

Shell gas station re-opens at Winchester and Williams

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Closed since November 2009, the Shell station at 1025 South Winchester Boulevard at Williams has re-opened in the last month.


Oriental Sushi Buffet now open

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Oriental Sushi Buffet is now open at the old Crazy Buffet location at 780 South Winchester Boulevard.

Oriental Sushi Buffet

Oriental Sushi Buffet

South Winchester News first noticed the Grand Opening on Saturday, February 4th. During the Grand Opening, diners can enjoy a 20% discount.

Oriental Sushi Buffet joins a growing number of Japanese restaurants on Winchester Boulevard. There are about 8 different Japanese restaurants between Stevens Creek Boulevard and highway 85.

Before being Crazy Buffet, the location was a Marie Callander’s.

GEN Japanese Cuisine stalled at West Park Plaza

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

A new sign for GEN Japanese Cuisine has been hanging at West Park Plaza for months, but renovations for the new restaurant seem to have halted.

GEN Japanese Cuisine

GEN Japanese Cuisine

The new sign for the restaurant appeared around September 2010. However, peeking though the window, it appears that construction has not advanced since then.

Regency Centers, the owner of the West Park Plaza located at Payne and Winchester, had announced in May 2010 that they had leased space to Masa’s Sushi Japanese Cuisine, a sit-down restaurant serving Japanese cuisine, sushi and noodles. It is believed that Masa’s is now named GEN.

New Chipotle opened on November 17

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The new Chipotle Mexican Grill at 369 South Winchester Boulevard has opened.

New Chipotle on South Winchester

New Chipotle on South Winchester

Located across from Santana Row and beside Kãama Lounge, this location was a shuttered Burger King for the last dozen years or so. The original Burger King building was demolished.

Game Place opens at First Century Plaza

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Game Place has finally opened at First Century Plaza near the Century 24 movie theatre at 747 South Winchester Boulevard.

Game Place is now open

Game Place is now open

Under construction for over a year, the video game retail store finally opened on Sunday, November 7. Employees who spoke with the South Winchester News cited problems getting permits from the City of San Jose for the long delayed opening. They had hoped to open before Thanksgiving last year.

Game Place has three additional locations in southern California. In addition to selling video games, they deal in trading and selling of used video games and they repair Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Nintendo Wii, DS Lite and PSP video game consoles.

They currently have a 10% off all video games sale.

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.

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.

GamePlace coming to First Century Plaza

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

A GamePlace location is moving into First Century Plaza at 747 South Winchester Boulevard.


GamePlace advertises itself as a place for buying and trading video games and repairing video game consoles. They carry Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii items.


Subway Coming to New Retail Building at Winchester and Williams

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

A new Subway franchise is coming to the new retail building at 980 South Winchester Boulevard.


The new Subway sign appeared around Friday, December 18.

With an existing Subway location at Santana Row and another at the corner of South Winchester and Campbell Avenue, this makes Subway the third most common franchise on South Winchester Boulevard. The most common is 7-11 with five locations, although the 7-11 at South Winchester and Sunnyoaks Avenue was recently closed due to a fire on November 20, tying it with Starbucks with four locations.

Chipotle Coming to Abandoned Burger King Building

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Chipotle is moving into the abandoned Burger King building at 369 South Winchester Boulevard between Fuel and Khanh’s Garden, across from Santana Row.

Banner showing Chipotle coming soon

Banner showing Chipotle coming soon

The Burger King previously at this location has been closed for 10 years or more.

Chipotle is a fast-food Mexican Grill, serving standard fare such as burritos, tacos, and chips and salsa.

The banner appeared recently on the building. There is no information about how soon the new restaurant will open. Permits filed with the City of San Jose in November show a plan to demolish the existing fast-food restaurant and the construction of a new 2377 square foot fast food restaurant on a 0.64 gross acre site. A permit filed in 2007 showed plans of a Starbucks opening at that location.