Westlake Village Trolley to Run Fri/Sat Nights From May 24, 2019 through Labor Day Weekend

The Westlake Village Trolley is back in service. The free Trolley returns on Friday, May 24, 2019 and will operate on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend. The Trolley begins its run at Westlake Village City Hall at 3:00 pm and concludes each night at 10:00 pm. With stops at all major retail centers, including the Shoppes at Westlake Village, hotels, and neighborhoods, the Village Trolley is a great way to get around town.

Free, live entertainment on board the Trolley from 6-8pm only enhances the experience!

Riding the Village Trolley is easy. Simply hop on at one of 16 stops and hop off whenever you want. The Trolley is outfitted with a GPS locator device allowing riders to use their smartphone to track the trolley’s progress. The Trolley is not just transportation; it is a mobile City event perfect for residents and visitors of all ages. Check the City website for the up-to-date entertainment schedule. The Village Trolley is the smart and safe way to get to your favorite restaurant, park, or City special event. The Trolley rolls to Berniece Bennett Park for the three concerts in the park and the movie night this summer.

For more information, including locations of all Trolley stops, visit www.wlv.org/villagetrolley.

Ameci Pizza Kitchen Coming to the Westlake Village Marketplace


Amelia S once again tipped us off of a new eatery in town (she certainly has an eye for them); this one is Ameci Pizza Kitchen coming soon to the Westlake Village Marketplace at 5776 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village.

Formerly in this space was Pieology, which closed last summer. Prior to that it was ZPizza. Music Pizza Chairs in the Conejo Valley. www.amecipizzaandpasta.com

Maya Mexican Cuisine in Thousand Oaks Has Closed Its Doors

Maya Mexican Cuisine now closed (photo credit Amelia S.)

Maya Mexican Cuisine now closed (photo credit Amelia S.)

After operating in the Northgate Plaza at the southwest corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards, for approximately 14 months, Maya Mexican Cuisine, as report by Amelia S via the CVG Facebook Page, has closed its doors.

What’s next? Well, it is for lease. Previous occupants have included Cut 360 Steakhouse and Churrascaria, The Napa Tavern and Piatti Ristorante & Bar.

Maya when it was open.

Maya when it was open.

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.

Made in Italy Italian Deli & Bistro Opening in Westlake Village on Monday, March 4th

Update 3/1/19: They have announced they will be opening on Monday, March 4th

Update 2/18/19: Grand opening planned for tomorrow delayed due to plumbing issue.. Still hoping for this week. Updates at www.facebook.com/madeinitalybistro.

Update 2/5/19: Opening February 19th. www.madeinitalybistro.com


Originally posted 12/26/18:

Straight from Italy himself, Antonio Sessa will be opening Made in Italy Italian Deli & Bistro sometime in early February 2019 in the North Ranch Mall at 3825 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village. This was previously the home of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which closed its doors in September 2017., sandwiched (so to speak) between the recently opened Mythpoint Bistro and Western Bagel.

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Peet's Coffee Opening Location at North Ranch Mall in Westlake Village (NOW OPEN)

Update: Peet’s opened the 2nd week of April. Nice new locations with indoor/outdoor seating.


Amelia S pointed out that a new Peet’s Coffee is being built at the North Ranch Mall, 3955 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village, next to BJ’s in the former home of GameStop (and a long time ago, this was Oak Tree West Deli).

No word at this point on a specific grand opening date. They are currently accepting applications at www.peets.com/join-peets.

Free Dignified American Flag Disposal Offered to the Public at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks – Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory has announced that it will provide free dignified U.S. flag disposal year-round to the community. Community members are encouraged to bring tattered and worn flags to the office at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. The flags will be transported to the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Crematory and destroyed in an appropriate manner.

“The United States flag is a revered symbol of freedom and justice and should be treated with the highest respect,” said Tamara Eacker, general manager. “This extends to its eventual retirement and destruction, which is why we are offering this free service to our community.”

No other symbol captures the power and glory of our nation. It has flown as our national emblem in some form without interruption since 1777. The American flag remains a living piece of history and a source of pride and unity for all Americans. It embodies the very qualities that make our nation great: liberty, justice, freedom, love of country and national purpose.

The United States Flag Code formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which Americans give respect to the flag. It states that, “The flag, when it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” The code also provides information on the use and display of the flag. Visit this link to read the complete U.S. Flag Code.

For more information, contact Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks at (818) 889-0902.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory, FD 1344, in Westlake Village, Calif., is a proud Dignity Memorial provider. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, call (818) 889-0902 or visit www.piercebrothersvalleyoaks.com.