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Business & Real Estate

Wine bar aims for October opening


Rendering courtesy of Honcho
Honcho, the wine and beer lounge on First Street, expects an October launch. A rendering of the space reveals the interior layout, which includes bar and lounge-style seating.

A downtown libations lounge that anticipated opening last spring now projects an October launch.

Honcho, located at 235 First St., will offer a “balanced menu” of craft beer, wine, champagne, cider, sake and low-proof cocktails, as well as small plates, according to proprietor Rob Newman.

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Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Miriam Ortiz and Alan Svozil groom pups of all shapes and sizes.

Barking Lot back on First St.

The Barking Lot has returned to downtown Los Altos in a shared space with Beaugay’s Pet Grooming at 386 First St.

Before settling at the new address, the salon temporarily moved from its original location at the corner of San Antonio Road and First Street to Fremont Avenue.

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Thai Silks shutters Los Altos store this month


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
After more than 50 years in business in downtown Los Altos, Thai Silks is closing up shop at 252 State St. by the end of the month. The store will continue to offer its inventory online and via phone.

A longtime downtown business is leaving Los Altos.

Thai Silks, established in 1964, is scheduled to close its store at 252 State St. by the end of the month and continue as an online and over-the-phone business.

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Adobe Animal Hospital expands to Los Gatos


Photos Courtesy of Adobe Animal Hospital
The Los Altos-based Adobe Animal Hospital expanded to include a clinic in Los Gatos this spring. The South Bay outpost features a pet-product marketplace.

The Los Altos-based Adobe Animal Hospital opened a Los Gatos location this spring.

Five years after moving into their expanded Los Altos location on El Camino Real, Adobe’s veterinarians felt that they were already reaching capacity in their new space.

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Courtesy of Hidden Villa
Hidden Villa simplifies produce purchases.

Hidden Villa offers seasonal produce

Hidden Villa’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program supplies organic produce from the Los Altos Hills preserve.

Local residents can sign up to receive weekly boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables from mid-May through Thanksgiving. Participants pick up their produce at Hidden Villa or one of the farm’s drop-off locations in Los Altos, Mountain View or Palo Alto.

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Mtn. View Chamber honors women leaders

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 Kathy Thibodeaux

Chamber of Commerce Mountain View has scheduled its 24th annual ATHENA Award and sixth annual ATHENA Young Professional Award ceremony 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 29 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Kathy Thibodeaux will receive the ATHENA Award, which honors a woman who has “attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in business and the community,” according to chamber officials. Thibodeaux is founder and principal consultant for KM Thibodeaux Consulting, a Bay Area-based government and community relations and organizational development and strategy company.

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LA Chamber of Commerce hosts Business EXPO April 23


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Residents mingle at a previous Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host its 26th annual Business EXPO 4-7 p.m. April 23 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The EXPO provides local residents an opportunity to meet Los Altos retailers, restaurateurs, professionals and service-providers in one location. Merchants from all seven business areas in Los Altos plan to participate, and attendees will find information on their offerings. Merchants donate raffle prizes and giveaways at their individual displays.

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