ALDI Slated to Open Thousand Oaks Store at Janss Marketplace

ALDI already on Janss MP website!

ALDI already on Janss MP website!

ALDI is slated to open a grocery store at the former Toys R Us location at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. ALDI is an abbreviation for Albrecht Diskont, or Albrecht Discount, named after founders Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946.

You may already know that ALDI is the parent company to both Trader Joe's (purchased in 1979) and the ALDI chain. ALDI is one of the world's largest privately-owned companies. There are 2 ALDI stores in Simi Valley.

No opening date set at this time but ALDI is already on the Janss website!

A VISIT TO AN ALDI STORE IN SIMI VALLEY

Ace Hardware of Thousand Oaks to Open on Wednesday, July 3rd

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After mentioning that the new Lowe’s of Newbury Park will be opening its doors this Thursday, July 4th, folks asked for an update on the new Ace Hardware of Thousand Oaks. So here goes…Ace Hardware of Thousand Oaks, in the Oakbrook Plaza, 1934 E. Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, will be opening its doors this WEDNESDAY, July 3rd at 7 am. Dueling hardware stores! Just in time for the holiday weekend!

This is the former Orchard Supply Hardware location that closed last year, when, Lowe’s (yes, the same Lowe’s), its parent company, announced they were closing all OSH stores by the end of 2018.

More info at www.acehardware.com/store-details/17403 or by calling 805.267.1785.

Lowe's of Newbury Park to Open on Thursday, July 4th

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Something to celebrate on our country’s 243rd birthday is the grand opening of the new Lowe’s of Newbury Park, located at 1027 Academy Drive, Thousand Oaks. This is a “soft opening” for the store but we have confirmed directly with the store that it will be opening at 6 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and will remain open until 8 pm that holiday. Normal store hours will resume on Friday, July 5th.

More on Lowe’s of Newbury Park at www.lowes.com/store/CA-Thousand-Oaks/3170 or by call 805.214.5510.

The Oaks Welcomes Six New Retailers, Restaurants and Experiences in 2019

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The Oaks today announced five new retailers, restaurants and experiences coming to the high-performing property in the second half of 2019, plus a full phased renovation of AMC Theatres set to begin this July. The theatre will remain open during construction improvements.

The Oaks is welcoming Peloton (Opened May 2019); H&M (Opening Q4 2019); Salon Republic (Opening winter 2019); Pedals & Pints Brewing Company (fall 2019); and OR Authentic Thai Cuisine (Opening Q3 2019).

Peloton, the fast-growing, high-tech home fitness concept that started in 2012, just opened at The Oaks in May 2019. Much more than a location to purchase cutting-edge equipment, Peloton stores offer exercise enthusiasts the opportunity to fully explore the brand’s world-class indoor cycling studio experience, designed to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own homes.

H&M, the tremendously popular fashion retailer from Sweden, will debut at The Oaks in Q4 2019. H&M is one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices in a sustainable way for women, men, teens and children.

Salon Republic, opening at The Oaks this winter, offers guests a luxurious salon experience with personalized, celebrity-level treatment from one of the company’s talented beauty professionals. This growing brand offers independent professional stylists everything they need to deliver high-end services to people seeking the latest styles and products from world-renowned beauty brands.

Pedals & Pints, opening at The Oaks this fall, is a local community pub that celebrates cycling and brews its own specialty ales, lagers and pilsners on site and pairs these with phenomenal craft pizzas and salads in a rustic, industrial setting. The company’s tagline and philosophy is, “Enjoy the Ride!”.

OR Authentic Thai Cuisine, formerly White Elephant Thai Cuisine, is returning to the Conejo Valley with a new location at The Oaks in Q3 2019, offers delicious Thai dining and takeout. OR Authentic Thai Cuisine is known for its modern interpretation of classic Thai dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.

The Oaks offers more than 170 world-class shops, restaurants and experiences for discerning shoppers of all ages. The property’s signature mix features six anchors – DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Macy’s Men’s & Home, plus JCPenney and AMC Theatres – alongside top specialty retailers including Apple, Anthropologie, Arhaus, Bath and Body Works, Disney, Godiva, L’Occitane, Pottery Barn, PB Teen, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Vans and more, as well as restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Lazy Dog Café and many others.

Visit the property’s website at www.shoptheoaksmall.com and follow the shopping center on social media @ShopTheOaksMall.

Thousand Oaks Acorn Reports That Ace Hardware is Coming to the Former Orchard Supply Hardware

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Former OSH. Future Ace. Thousand Oaks.

Well, the rumors appear to be correct. The Thousand Oaks Acorn reported tonight word from the City of Thousand Oaks that Ace Hardware has filed a business license to take over the 43,000 sq ft building formerly occupied by Orchard Supply Hardware at 1934 E. Avenida de Los Arboles.

No word on timing at this point.

Two weeks ago someone asked what was going into the old OSH. I had referenced Ace Hardware based on input from another CVG follower. This confirms it! Stay tuned! www.acehardware.com

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to Open New Simi Valley Store on Thursday, May 30th

GROCERY OUTLET BARGAIN MARKET TO OPEN NEWEST STORE IN SIMI VALLEY

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, extreme-value grocery retailer, is opening a new store in Simi Valley on Thursday, May 30th, creating 29 new jobs in the community.

Following the grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m., a donation will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet to The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley at 11 a.m. 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 BlissBucks ranging from $5 to $200. All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last.

Extreme-value grocery retailer Grocery Outlet, based in Emeryville, CA, offers big savings on brand name products every day, at more than 300 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries a full range of products from fresh produce, meat, deli and dairy to a wide assortment of natural and organic choices. They also offer a large selection of beer and wine, health and beauty care, as well as seasonal items.

Heather and David Rodriguez, the Simi Valley store’s independent owner-operators, invite the community to attend the grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 8:55 a.m.

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

From May 30 through June 27, 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, June 27, at the Simi Valley 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.)

Simi Valley Grocery Outlet is located at 2974 Cochran Street, Units K and L.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to Open Newest Store in Camarillo on Thursday, April 25th

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is opening a new store in Camarillo at 2249 Las Posas Road, creating 29 new jobs in the community. Grand opening date is Thursday, April 25th.

Following the unique grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m., a donation will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet to the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo at 11 a.m.

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 BlissBucks ranging from $5 to $200. All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last. Lastly, starting Thursday, April 25, through May 23, customers may enter for a chance to win a grand prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year!

Extreme-value grocery retailer Grocery Outlet, based in Emeryville, offers big savings on brand name products every day, at over 300 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries a full range of products from fresh produce, meat, deli and dairy to a wide assortment of natural and organic choices. They also offer a large selection of beer and wine, health and beauty care and seasonal items. A third-generation, family-led company founded in 1946, Grocery Outlet’s mission has always been to provide customers an exciting place to find WOW savings on name brands they trust. Grocery Outlet stores are run by independent owner-operators in the local community.


Oak & Iron Cocktail Bar Now Open in Thousand Oaks

Open six days a week at 2967 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks, Oak & Iron Cocktail Bar serves up a variety of finely crafted adult beverages.

Example cocktails as mentioned via their Facebook page:

Nessy: Made with Scotch, Irish Sea Moss, Ciocho Amaro and Fresh Lemon Juice (not for the faint of heart).

Smokey Edward: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Blood Orange Olio, Bitters & Pecan Wood Smoke.

Musashi: Chrysanthemum-infused Gin, Rhubarb Agave and Fresh Lemon Juice.

Papillon: Suntory Roku Gin, Vermouth Dolin Genepey, Sugar Snap Peak Simple Syrup, Clarified Lemon Juice, Saline Solution, Hand Carved Ice and Butterfly Origami Garnish.

Learn more at oakandironto.com or call 805.558.0134.

Grand Opening Weekend is Thursday to Sunday, April 4-7.

Thursday: 10pm seating
Friday: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm seating
Saturday: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm seating
Sunday: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm seating

FOOD TRUCK LINE UP
Friday: Shrimp vs Chef Food Truck, 6pm
Saturday: Chi-Pie Food Truck, 6pm
Don't forget Bad Ass Street Tacos is just a few doors down!

This event is free to attend, must be 21+