In a visit yesterday to the soon-to-be-owned-by-Amazon.com Whole Foods Market on Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, we noticed a sign on the door of White Elephant Thai Cuisine. The sign said "Thank you for being with us for 10 years. We will be looking for opportunities to re-open."
And the nearby J&J Doughnuts (previously Stan's Doughnuts) was also vacant. Smashburger is still there though!
Update 6/23/17: Sushi Haru has closed its doors.
Update 6/22/17: The Park Restaurant and Bar is now open. www.facebook.com/theparkrestaurantandbar Specializing in "California's finest foods, wines."
Original Post: 5/5/17
The notice on the door indicates The Oak Park Restaurant and Bar has filed for a transfer of the license to sell alcoholic beverages at this site.
No further details at this time, so stay tuned.
Update 6/20/17: Go Fish Sushi's grand opening was this past Saturday, June 17th.
Originally publish date: 2/25/17
We stopped by the Simi Valley Town Center the other day to grab a bite to eat and explore a bit. As we meandered over to the west side of the mall near the Studio Movie Grill and koi pond, we noticed that Go Fish Sushi Bar was under construction adjacent to the theater.
Go Fish Sushi Bar was shut down for construction on Friday, August 8, 2014. The specific grand re-opening date has not been announced as of yet but according to a post on its Facebook page, it appears to be in the next month or two.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced today that Amazon will be acquiring Whole Foods for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at nearly $14 billion. Whole Foods closed at $33 per share yesterday and is up 29% to over $42 today.
Whole Foods Market will continue operating under the Whole Foods Market brand.
In its latest fiscal year ended September 25, 2016, Whole Foods had 456 stores, 17.8 million square footage of stores and 85 stores in California (including local Ventura County stores in Thousand Oaks and Oxnard). Total revenue for the fiscal year was $15.7 billion.
Amazon's 2016 revenue was $136 billion.
The transaction is anticipated to by the end of 2017.
Julian's Restaurant & Bar opened last month at 2433 Ventura Boulevard in Old Town Camarillo, in the historic "J.F. Lewis & Sons - 1916" building previously occupied by JJ Brewsky's, The French Bulldog and then, the Old Town Tavern.
Julian's was opened by brothers Jerry and Julio Perez and their uncle Jorge Contreras after closing Verona Trattoria this past February after 20 years in service. This new concept, named after Jorge's late brother, serves gourmet California cuisine.
Entrees on the dinner menu include Steak and Enchilada, Filet Brie, Salmon Mediterranean, Enchiladas Poblanas, pastas and more.