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No food yet, but construction process continues at awaited downtown eateries


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Construction continues at Morsey’s Farmhouse Kitchen & Cheese, which includes an extensive kitchen expansion and interior renovation.

Three downtown locations that have drawn local curiosity remain in the construction process, but the end is in sight for at least one.

Kal and Yulia Morsey’s buffalo milk cafe, Morsey’s Farmhouse Kitchen & Cheese, has begun to take shape at 134 Main St. with extensive kitchen expansion and interior renovation.

Pharmaca departs, diners turn up to a Turn in limbo


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Pharmaca announced it was calling it quits this month with a liquidation sale that emptied shelves.

Pharmaca, the wellness and beauty store at 400 First St., called it quits this month after two years in the new development between Cetrella and Safeway in downtown Los Altos.

A retail-only offshoot of an integrative pharmacy founded in Boulder, Colo., Pharmaca’s opening in 2015 drew curious newcomers, but business petered in the months following. The store’s parent company announced the closing only days before inventory entered a liquidation phase, with 50 percent off everything in the store.

Email scams target real estate transactions

Criminals continue to hack email accounts, and many are specifically targeting real estate professionals and their clients.

In such scams, the hackers send an email that appears to be from a realtor or title officer involved in a transaction. The email is sent to a client, usually a buyer who is ready to wire the remainder of a down payment to close escrow. The email informs the client of a last-minute change to wiring instructions and directs the buyer to wire funds directly to a fraudulent account.

What future investment returns should you expect?

John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, said in an interview with Bloomberg Radio last year that he expects stock and bond returns to be significantly lower than they have been throughout his 87-year lifetime.

Speaker: Silicon Valley must address housing, traffic problems


Courtesy of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Carl Guardino, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, told local realtors that if Silicon Valley’s traffic and housing problems are not resolved, the region could lose its innovation edge.

Carl Guardino, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, claims that while Silicon Valley’s innovative industries have grown faster than any other, traffic and housing problems are impacting businesses and further growth in the region.

Guardino addressed the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors last month in Los Altos, noting that if ignored, Silicon Valley could fall behind its top-tier competitors.

A Runner's Mind continues specialized running tradition downtown


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Monte Keleher purchased On Your Mark in June and reopened it as A Runner’s Mind.

The new running store on Main Street in Los Altos inherits the personalized, service-oriented spirit of its predecessor, On Your Mark.

But when A Runner’s Mind opened downtown at the beginning of the summer, it expanded the selection of “athleisure” clothing aimed at all sporty types, not just runners, and started new traditions for local running culture


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