The first commercial space hotel will be more like a cruise ship than Stanley Kubrick’s sleek space station from 2001, says Tim Alatorre, senior design architect of the Von Braun Space Station.Tom Ravenscroft, DeZeen
Investors, Developers Are Chomping At The Bit For A Piece Of Oakland
“Offices are being built for the first time in 10 years, and thousands of housing units are in the pipeline and under construction. The average four-bedroom house costs about $1M, and two-bedroom apartment rent is about $3K/month, which is three times the national average, according to Domum founder and principal Tim Alatorre.”
Mike’s Auto Body Celebrates Napa, Calif., Location Expansion
“Approximately 1,950 square feet of new offices was added including a new lobby and on-site parking. With its contemporary look, it will enhance the overall appearance of the surrounding neighborhood, according to Mike Rose, the owner of Mike’s Auto Body.
“‘We’re excited about the new expansion and how it’s going to help our operations to become even more efficient,’ he said. ‘A lot of hard work and effort went into its design and construction. It’s going to be nice, and we’re delighted to be able to provide jobs that help the local economy and the community.’
“Dane Dearlove, marketing and sales manager for Mike’s Auto Body, believes that the new addition will allow Mike’s Auto Body to provide a better customer experience for the car owners of Napa.
“‘Adding body shop space is a lot easier than office space, because there is so much more involved,’ he said. ‘With its engaging design and a great look throughout, this new building is impressive and a great addition to Napa.'”
Mike’s Auto Body Opens Expanded Location in Napa, CA
“Mike’s Auto Body announced it recently completed an expansion of its location in Napa, Calif. The collision repair chain will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a vehicle presentation as part of their Benevolence program on August 9th starting at 5 p.m. (PDT).
“Rose is pleased about the expansion to his location, which opened three years ago. ‘We’re excited about the new expansion and how it’s going to help our operations to become even more efficient,’ said Mike Rose, owner of Mike’s Auto Body.”
Art and Wine (and Beer!) Walk in downtown Concord
Like any group of young professionals, Erin Schally and her friends enjoy going out and relaxing with a mug of beer.
Brown said the group has come a long way from backyard home brewing to having their guests try out their beer at Brown and Wang’s wedding in 2013.
“We wanted to brew all the beer for 150 people, view it as a release party,” Brown said of her wedding. “The bride’s beer was an IPA and the groom’s beer was a bourbon-vanilla stout.”
“It was kind of an unveiling,” said Schally. “This was a way to get family and friends to taste the beer and get feedback.”
Today, the group of six partners now runs Epidemic Ales in North Concord where they continue to brew beer on a smaller scale until they get the necessary licenses and permits that will make them fully operational sometime in late summer, said Schally, who grew up in Walnut Creek with her sister and brew partner, Raina.
Epidemic Ales, the newest brewery in Concord, joins Ale Industries, The Hop Grenade, EJ Phair, the Pig and the Pickle, and local businesses for the annual American Association of University Women fundraiser, Art and Wine (and Beer!) Walk.
Giants Plan Pop-Up Venue Near AT&T Park
The pop-up attraction will feature a waterfront deck, coffee shop, retail stores and an Anchor Steam beer garden. Stephanie Chuang reports.
Michael Bauer’s review of Corners Tavern, in pretty photos
Corners Tavern Opens Tomorrow in Walnut Creek
Opening March 28 in the former blacksmith warehouse more recently known as Bing Crosby’s restaurant, Corners Tavern (1342 Broadway Plaza) is taking it back to Walnut Creek’s old-school roots. Apparently the city was first named the Corners in 1849. A collaboration between experienced restaurateurs Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal and Doug Washington (Town Hall, Salt House, Anchor & Hope) and Tim Harmon and Jon Swanson (Paragon, El Dorado Kitchen), the restaurant draws inspiration from the classic English pub, adding in whimsical design details that probably wouldn’t be found in Old Blighty. Hallucinatory floor patterns are created by pennies, snake cages divide seats in the lounge, faux taxidermy livens up the walls, and the maple-top bar is shaped like a horseshoe.
Corners Tavern nearly ready to roll in Walnut Creek
Even though the space is smaller than it was during the Bing Crosby days, it’s still a biggie: 95 seats in the dining room, 30 at the bar, 16 in the private dining room and 30 outside.Even though the space is smaller than it was during the Bing Crosby days, it’s still a biggie: 95 seats in the dining room, 30 at the bar, 16 in the private dining room and 30 outside.
Weekly Dish: Corners Tavern Sneak Peek
“Those big garage doors are pretty impressive…
“Well, we wanted to get some light into the space. When we took it over, the first thing we noticed was how dark it was. And to me, it was like ‘we need some light in here!’ This is California, it’s all about sun and light. We wanted to open up that side, so the whole front face is glass—we wanted to just wash the whole dining room in light.”