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Downtown Business Briefs

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Prerna Sethi, center, with employees Marc Yellen and Candace Mittman, recently opened Sethi on Main Street.

Plenty of changes are afoot downtown as new retailers gear up for the holiday season. Some newcomers are preparing to open their doors – or have already – and some old-timers are celebrating anniversaries. And one San Antonio Road institution, Armadillo Willy’s, is back in business after temporarily closing.

Present celebrates 4th anniversary

Jim Reynolds, co-owner of Present at 162 Main St., said he was too busy Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate his gift and goods store’s fourth anniversary.

Maltby finds a new home – not too far from home

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Restaurateur James Maltby now operates the restaurant at the local Courtyard Marriott.

When James Maltby closed his namesake restaurant last summer after a rent hike, many Los Altos residents wanted to know where the restaurateur would end up next. It turns out that he did not go far, and his former menu is now on offer at the Courtyard Marriott on El Camino Real in Los Altos.

“The owners here, John and Jane Challas, were patrons of our restaurant,” Maltby said. “They knew how good our food could be … and they saw it as a good fit.”

First Friday marks 5th anniversary with holiday-themed event

Santa Claus is scheduled to appear at the First Friday fifth anniversary celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Stores will remain open until 8 p.m., many with special offers. The event will feature an “Elf on the Shelf” scavenger hunt and live music at various locations on Main and State streets. Performers will include Sunday Seven at Le Boulanger, In the Pocket at Chase Bank, Influx at Gallery 9, Celtic Harmony at Enchanté Boutique Hotel, Mollie and Scott at Linden Tree Books, Mars at Nature Gallery, Foggy Memory Band at the Costume Bank and Fully Funded, the Mountain View Madrigals and Bullis Charter School’s Sonore Choir at Veterans Community Plaza.

Therapy Salon offering free haircuts to foster kids

Sarah Zebb’s Therapy Salon has long given back to the Los Altos community. She plans to continue the tradition this holiday season by offering free haircuts to foster children Sunday at her Rancho Shopping Center location.

The free haircuts are available to any child or teenager in foster care. Zebb asked that anyone interested in making an appointment call the salon. She warned that spots may fill quickly

Noteworthy: MV IT office honored

Jon Simms and Adrienne Wong, owners of the TeamLogic IT office in Mountain View, recently received the Franchisee of the Year award from TeamLogic Inc.

Simms and Wong were honored at the annual TeamLogic IT Owners Summit, held Oct. 20-22 in Tampa, Fla.

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