There’s Only 1 Store Left in This Lafayette, California Shopping Area
Although we’ve seen plenty of new places open in Lafayette, California this year, one shopping area on Mount Diablo has clearly had challenges. The winding shopping alley that used to house Patxis has seen multiple cherished businesses shutting their doors, resulting in only one remaining retail shop holding on.
The area now comprises of a lone store, Wax A Peel, surrounded by vacant shops and a few offices.
The Fall of Two Popular Stores: Bell & Bunnas Books and Patxi’s Pizza
Recently, Lafayette experienced the devastating loss of Bell & Bunnas Books, an awesome and beloved store that was situated right behind Wax A Peel The shopping center also saw the closure of Patxi’s Pizza, a fantastic dining spot that many enjoyed. These two shuttered establishments, along with two other empty spaces, leave the shopping strip fairly desolate of retail options.
The Importance of Community Support
The good news is that several stores on the other side of the shopping area, including Luck, Francesca’s and Clover, are open and doing well. And one store that moved out, Venture, just went down the block to move into a bigger space.
Still, it’s clearly a challenging time for retail stores throughout the Bay Area. It’s important as a community to get out there and support these local businesses.
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- Wax A Peel is the only retail store that is still standing in a popular shopping area in Lafayette
- Bell & Bunnas Books and Patxi’s Pizza recently closed due to challenging conditions in Lafayette.