A familiar face takes the "Post" at Main Street bar

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After a renovation, the Copeland Building at 397 Main St. will reopen as The Post in the fall. Owner Vickie Breslin will run the bar and restaurant, the former home of First & Main Sports Lounge.

Vickie Breslin had the option of leaving Los Altos when First & Main Sports Lounge closed months ago. She had worked at the sports bar for eight years and had several places to land throughout the region.

Breslin, however, wanted to stay. She signed a lease for the old First & Main location at 397 Main St. in April and is now the owner/operator of The Post, a new bar and restaurant moving into the historical Copeland Building.

What's new at the Los Altos Farmers' Market

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Springtime fruits are available at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market on Thursday evenings.

Early stone fruit beckons from stalls at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market as apricots, peaches and cherries gave a first taste of the summer to come.

The market, open 4-8 p.m. Thursdays on State Street through September, features California-grown produce as well as flowers and plants, fish, meat, wine and live music.

Los Altos a longtime ambition for shoe store Sole Desire

Sole Desire is quick on its feet.

The Bay Area shoe retailer recently opened its 22nd location, this one at 315 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

New Green Bakery hopes to fit Rancho to a 'tea'

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Owner Jade Luong, center, with Green Bakery employees inside the cafe.

Green Bakery & Cafe, the new cafe at the south end of Rancho Shopping Center, might only have opened its doors April 29, but the sweet endeavor was years in the making. Jade Luong owns it in partnership with Kevin Chau, who ran Los Altos Bakery & Cafe at the location for 13 years.

Vince Le, the 31-year-old assistant to owner Jade Luong, spoke about the new layout in a familiar location.

With change in ownership, Pet's Delight's popular parrot faces uncertain future

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Lulu may be out of a home as Pet’s Delight, the State Street pet store, undergoes a change of ownership. New owner Dr. Mandeep Ghumman chose not to keep the bird.

Pet’s Delight has a new owner, but the store’s mascot does not.

 Tatiana Boulankina – who owned the downtown Los Altos pet shop for 13 years – recently confirmed that she sold the business to Dr. Mandeep Ghumman April 7, but he didn’t want to keep Lulu the parrot. Popular with patrons, the blue-and-yellow macaw is perched near the store’s front window.

Downtown businesses want to hire, but will the workers come?

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Yusuf Tosun is working seven days a week at Cafe Nur until he can find more employees. He expects to be understaffed until students can take shifts in the summer months.

For the past year, Yusuf Tosun has been working seven days a week at his family’s Mediterranean restaurant on Main Street, Cafe Nur. In that time, the five-year-old restaurant has struggled to find servers and cooks to ease the owners’ workload.

“There are no employees in Los Altos,” Tosun said. “That’s why the owners need to work hard. … We don’t have free time. We used to have a lot of free time.”

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