Westlake Brewing & Libations Closed Its Doors This Month

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Westlake Brewing & Libations, which opened its small volume brewery in early 2016 at 31111 Via Colinas #200, Westlake Village, announced that it closed its doors this month. This is an unfortunate bit of news as this was one of the first microbreweries operating here in the Conejo Valley.

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Vintage Grocers at The Promenade at Westlake has Closed Its Doors

Michael K. pointed out that Vintage Grocers at The Promenade at Westlake has closed its doors. It opened on October 1, 2016. Previously this was Bristol Farms, which closed its doors on March 15, 2016.

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Vintage Grocers signage already down day after store closed.

Vintage Grocers signage already down day after store closed.

Shavers Hawaiian Shave Ice Opens and Shave It Shaved Ice Closes Recently in Thousand Oaks

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About a month ago, Shavers Hawaiian Shave Ice opened at The Oaks mall, on the first floor near Starbucks in what was formerly Teavana. Shavers offers two sizes and either mixture of one or two flavor; or choose one of their selected combinations. www.shaversusa.com

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We are sad to announce that Shave It! recently closed their doors after 12 years serving the local community.. It was definitely sad to see the inside of the store completely empty, after many times there with the kids after Saturday sports activities.

The inside of Shave It Thousand Oaks on December 27th.

The inside of Shave It Thousand Oaks on December 27th.

Over 90 ice cream, shave ice, frozen yogurt and other frozen treat places at THIS LINK.

State Farm to Close Westlake Village Operations Center on November 30, 2018

State Farm issued a federal “WARN” (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) last week to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in anticipation of a planned permanent closure of its Westlake Village Operations Center on November 30th. The Center is located at 1 Baxter Way, Suite 100.

According to the notice, a total of 69 employees will be impacted by the closure, including 29 auto claim representatives, 15 claim processors, 10 claim service assistants and 15 other positions.

Local area employers in Ventura County and surrounding areas are compiled at THIS LINK.

Lowe's to Close All Orchard Supply Hardware Stores By the End of 2018

Today, Lowe's Companies, which acquired the Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) chain in 2013, announced plans to close all 99 OSH stores by the end of fiscal 2018.

The store are located in California, Oregon and Florida, including our local Conejo Valley store in the Oakbrook Plaza, 1934 E. Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks.

According to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act letter from Lowe's to Thousand Oaks Mayor Andy Fox and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, the Thousand Oaks OSH will be closed "at the conclusion of business needs, but will not be prior to October 20, 2018." A total of 57 employees will be impacted.

“While it was a necessary business decision to exit Orchard Supply Hardware, decisions that impact our people are never easy. We will be providing outplacement services for impacted associates, and they will be given priority status if they choose to apply for other Lowe’s positions."

Liquidation sales will begin on Thursday. www.osh.com

Lowe's of course is in process of building a Newbury Park location, with an anticipated opening date in early 2019.

 

Pieology Locations in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Woodland Hills Have Closed

Mary M and several others gave us the heads up that Pieology locations in Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, not to mention Woodland Hills, have closed. No word on what is coming next to these locations at this point.

Pieology Thousand Oaks originally opened in August 2013, so it had a five year run here in the Conejo Valley. As I recall, this was this first of many new "make your own" quick serve pizza places that have popped up in the Conejo Valley over the last five years, including PizzaRev, Mod Pizza, Pitfire Pizzeria, Blaze Pizza and others. Previously at this location at 593 N. Moorpark Road were Fit2BeThai and Olga's Kitchen (I happened to love that place!). 

The Westlake Village Pieology opened its doors in February 2015.

Sign taped to front door of Pieology Thousand Oaks (photo credit Mary M.)

Sign taped to front door of Pieology Thousand Oaks (photo credit Mary M.)

Something else apparently is coming in, however! (Sign at Thousand Oaks location.)

Something else apparently is coming in, however! (Sign at Thousand Oaks location.)

Go Greek Yogurteria Coming Soon to Former Paciugo Gelato Location in Thousand Oaks

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Paciugo Gelato closed its doors earlier this year at The Oaks Mall. Opening soon at this location, across from Dick's Sporting Goods in the outdoor shops section of the mall, is Go Greek Yogurteria.

Go Greek's menu includes Fresco (fresh Greek yogurt creations), Kyro (self-serve Greek frozen yogurt), Parfaits and coffee.

They are currently hiring at gogreekyogurtcareers.com.

Learn more at www.gogreekyogurt.com.

Walmart to Close Store on Cochran Street in Simi Valley on May 18, 2018

Walmart issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act notice and informed its employees on March 30th that it will be closing its store #5685 located at 2801 Cochran Street in Simi Valley on May 18, 2018. All 130 employees at this store will be terminated effective June 8th but will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other Walmart or Sam's Club locations.