Honcho shutters after three-year run

Representatives of Honcho, the wine and beer lounge at 235 First St., thanked customers on their website for a “fun three years” as the establishment closed for good on Valentine’s Day.

Words of art: Eclectic painter opens Los Altos pop-up gallery


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Oana Singa’s pop-up exhibition, “Oana Singa: Art Inspired by the Theatrical and the Absurd,” opened in Los Altos Jan. 18 and runs through April 30.

When artist Oana Singa moved from Romania to the United States with her husband and a baby on the way nearly 15 years ago, language was the biggest barrier to adjusting to her new home. Now, English words fill the paintings that hang in her temporary studio at 4846 El Camino Real in Los Altos.

Singa’s pop-up exhibition, “Oana Singa: Art Inspired by the Theatrical and the Absurd,” opened Jan. 18 and runs through April 30, when the recently approved Altos One housing complex will begin to take shape on the property.

MV Chamber of Commerce celebrates leaders

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 24th annual Celebration of Leaders Awards 6-9:30 p.m. March 1 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

This year’s awards will recognize Young, Craig & Co. LLP as Outstanding Business, the Community School of Music and Arts as Outstanding Nonprofit Organization and former Mountain View Mayor Ken Rosenberg as Outstanding Businessperson.

Transactions for the week of Feb. 13

Los Altos

695 Berry Avenue, H. & J. Woo to Moin Family Trust for $3,000,000

324 Cherry Avenue, Menlo Funding Corp. to MSSP Trust for $2,595,000

Main Street hotel finds its suite spot


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Enchanté Boutique Hotel in Los Altos ranked No. 9 on the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards list of the Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S.

Enchanté Boutique Hotel owner Abigail Ahrens uttered one adjective when notified that her downtown Los Altos hotel ranked No. 9 on the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards list of the Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S.: “mind-blowing.”

Taylor Morrisons 6Sixty units exceed $1 million


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Thirty-seven new townhomes in Mountain View are on the market, listed at $1.3 million and up. The 6Sixty complex on Tyrella Avenue replaced 52 single-family and multifamily apartments. Project developer Taylor Morrison helped with the Tenant Relocation Assistance process, required by city ordinance.

Thirty-seven new townhomes in Mountain View, which builder Taylor Morrison Homes marketed as “affordable” at the Jan. 12 grand opening of the models, are listed at $1.3 million and up.


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