Starbucks coming to east Los Gatos in the Walgreen's Shopping Center

July 23, 2013

Starbucks will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Gallo’s Restaurant in the Walgreen’s Shopping Center in east Los Gatos, at the corner of Blossom Hill and Harwood Roads, probably in October or close to that time.  The popular coffee shop will take up about two-thirds of the building, the part closest to Blossom Hill Road, with the remainder likely turning into a Subway sandwich shop. 

Right now there is no space for outside dining, but the plan is to rework some of the landscaping so that this can be incorporated.  The patio and tables will be a hit not just for those who like the outdoors, but for the many Belwood, Belgatos, Surmont and nearby neighbors who will walk over to the establishment with pooches in tow. 

This should be a very nice enhancement for neighbors, who right now do not have anyplace in walking distance which offers patio dining of any kind.  

Improved Traffic Safety at Blossom Hill Road & University Avenue in Los Gatos

May 23, 2010

Traffic signalIn January, I had to dodge a car when its driver at the intersection University Avenue & Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos was confused about the right of way when she was turning left.  I wasn’t very happy since I’ve seen this type of thing many times at that very spot, so I mentioned it on this blog in a post

Today, though, I saw a change at the intersection.  There’s now a new dedicated left turn signal light there at the problem intersection.  Work had been ongoing there but I didn’t know if it was for a crosswalk signal, timing of the red and green lights or what.

Thank you to all made sure that this situation got fixed!!