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Transitioning from postage to pets

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A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pets.

Northern California pet food retailer Pet Food Express is slated to open its newest location Thursday at 1768 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View – formerly the longtime home of the U.S. Postal Service’s Blossom Valley branch. The new Blossom Valley Shopping Center store will be the 54th for the privately held company, founded by former dog trainer Michael Levy and his business partner, Mark Witriol, in 1986.


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Modern art exhibit comes to Los Altos: Passerelle teams with Christie's on pop-up venture

images courtesy of Christie’s 2014
Christie’s auction house will host a pop-up exhibit Sept. 10-18 in downtown Los Altos. Works on display will include Roy Lichtenstein’s “Girl in Mirror,” valued at $2 to 3 million and a 2013 untitled work by Korakrit Arunanondchai.

The Los Altos-based Passerelle Investment Co. is teaming up with Christie’s auction house to host a pop-up exhibition of post-war and contemporary art Sept. 10-18 at 359 and 242 State St. in downtown Los Altos.

The event will showcase major works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn and Tracey Emin, as well as contemporary art. Displays will feature highlights from the coming auction season and works of art to be offered for private sale.


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Los Altos design firm announces staff addition

IKB Design, Construction and Interiors recently hired veteran interior designer and business owner Lara Pai as business development manager and senior designer.

Pai joins the Los Altos-based IKB, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, after she served a host of Peninsula clients with interior design, remodeling and feng-shui services, starting in 1998.


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