The Pallet Westlake Village Do It Yourself Shop Opened in Sept; Grand Opening Event Oct 14th

The Pallet Westlake Village is a one stop do-it-yourself shop that makes succulent arrangements and hosts workshops and private crafting parties. The shop also sells mugs, candles, succulents, garden supply items, pots and more, almost entirely from local crafters. Owners of The Pallet have lived in the Conejo Valley their entire lives and are excited to share their love of gardening and crafting with the community!

The Pallet is located at 950 Hampshire Road, #104. Visit for more information.

The Pallet is hosting an official grand opening event on Sunday, October 14th from noon to 5pm, featuring raffles, treats and product giveaways.

Whole Foods Market Opening in Malibu in Spring 2019

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Signs are up and construction is moving along for a new Whole Foods Market coming to the Civic Center area of Malibu (Civic Center Way at Cross Creek Road). Anticipated opening date is Spring 2019.

The Whole Foods and the Park projects totals nearly 6 acres and consists of a 38,425 sq ft shopping center, including a 24,549 sq ft Whole Foods Market and four smaller commercial retail buildings totaling 13,876 sq ft.

More information at

Trader Joe's Calabasas is Opening on Friday, October 5th


Trader Joe’s is opening a new location at 23741 Calabasas Road in Calabasas, across the street from The Commons at Calabasas.

The building used to be Babies R Us. Next to Trader Joe’s is Ulta Beauty.

Other Trader Joe’s locations in the vicinity of the Conejo Valley include Newbury Park (Reino and Borchard), Thousand Oaks (Avenida de los Arboles and Moorpark Road), Westlake Village (Thousand Oaks Blvd and Westlake Blvd) and Agoura Hills (Canwood east of Kanan).

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LA Fitness Coming Soon to Agoura Hills in Addition to Newbury Park


An LA Fitness is currently being constructed from the ground up at 29431 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills (at Roadside Drive). A preview center has been set up at 29145 Canwood Street, Suite 3.

Presale information at

No updates on the Newbury Park LA Fitness location at this time that is being constructed at the new Lowe’s location at the northwest corner of Grande Vista Drive and Academy Drive. Anticipated completion date is in the early 2019 time frame.

Dollar Tree in Westlake Village Opening Soon

Update 10/7/18: Dollar Tree Westlake Village is now open.

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Dollar Tree looks to be opening soon in the Westlake Village Marketplace, 5770 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Dollar Tree is subleasing the 12,500 sq ft space from Smart & Final in a 10 year sublease. 

Other local area Dollar Tree stores are located in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Oxnard (2), Port Hueneme and Ventura.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to Open Moorpark Location on Thursday, September 13th

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, the nation’s fastest-growing, extreme-value grocery retailer, is opening a new store in Moorpark, creating 30 new jobs in the community.

Location is 425 Los Angeles

Following the unique grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, a donation will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet to Moorpark Boys and Girls Club at 11 a.m. In true Grocery Outlet fashion, the amount that shoppers saved on their grocery purchases during the store’s first hour of operation will determine the donation amount. The first 200 customers of the day will also receive Grocery Outlet Bargain Bucks in “mystery” amounts ranging from $5 to $200. All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last. Lastly, starting Thursday, September 13 through October 11, 2018, customers may enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year!

“Unlock Savings” Grand Opening Celebration-- Thursday, September 13, 8:55 a.m.

First 200 customers will receive Grocery Outlet Bargain Bucks gift cards ranging from $5 to $200 (must be 18 years of age or older). All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last.

Moorpark Boys and Girls Club Donation Presentation -- Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m.

Donation amount is determined by the amount of savings that customers generate during the store’s first hour of operation.

Community Celebration -- Saturday, September 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The community event will include family-friendly activities and prizes such as the chance to spin and win on the Wheel of Bargains. Catered by Famous Taco, complimentary lunch will be provided with $10 minimum purchase from Moorpark Grocery Outlet, while supplies last. Vendors will be offering free food and beverage samples, and kettle corn will also be available for purchase. Representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark will be bagging groceries and accepting tips to raise money for their organization.

Enter for a chance to win FREE Groceries for 1 year!

Between September 13 – October 11, 2018, customers may enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year! ($100 per month for one year, a $1,200 value). The Grand Prize drawing will take place at the end of the day on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Moorpark Grocery Outlet. (Must be 18 years of age or older. One entry per person, per day. No purchase necessary. Winner need not be present to win but must claim the prize within three days of notification or another winner will be chosen. No cash value and no substitutions.)

Tarantula Hill Brewing Company Anticipated to Open in Early 2019 in Thousand Oaks


Tarantula Hill Brewing Company will be coming to 244 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks sometime in the early 2019 time frame (anticipated at this point).

This 21,440 sq ft freestanding building is the former home of Plummers Furniture.

Mike Richmond has been named "Brewmaster" of Tarantula Hill Brewing Company, having spent 10 years at Stone Brewing in San Diego. Mike was born in raised in Newbury Park and graduated from Newbury Park High School. 

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 Namesake of Tarantula Hill Brewing Company.   TARANTULA HILL

Namesake of Tarantula Hill Brewing Company. TARANTULA HILL

Vintage & Unique Store on Thousand Oaks Boulevard

I stumbled across the Vintage & Unique store at 783 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard (at Houston Drive) yesterday as I was killing time waiting for new tires to be placed on my card down the street (thanks America's Tire for your prompt service).

Vintage & Unique opened this past March with an array of truly vintage, unique, recycled and repurposed items. We don't have a lot of stores like this in the Conejo Valley and it's lots of fun to see them thrive in this era of chain stores.

In addition to an eclectic of interesting and unique items available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the store hosts period vintage market pop up events where other vendors display their wares.

Learn more on their Facebook page at or visit them on Instagram at vintagenunique. They can also be reached at 805-852-8309.