Tranquil Massage Center has been approved by city planners to move its facility from the Santa Rita Junction Shopping Center to a larger center in the Meadow Plaza Shopping Center, near the newly-opened Walmart Neighborhood Market.
The Santa Rita center, at Santa Rita Road and Old Santa Rita Road, is scheduled to be demolished later this year to make way for a new Chase Bank building complex.
Hai Huan Du-Lund, owner of Tranquil Massage, said four or more massage technicians would work at the new facility, a 1,290-square-foot site at 3112, 3120 and 3128 Santa Rita Road in the Meadow Plaza Center. Conditions of approval for the massage center restrict its operating hours to 7 a.m. to no later than 10 p.m.
Massage establishments in the city are required to obtain a separate permit from the Pleasanton Police Department to ensure that those offering massages posses the minimum qualifications necessary to perform the services and that they operate in a lawful professional manner.
Du-Lund said he has operated Tranquil Massage since October 2010, treating on average 10 clients a day. The business specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, acupressure massage, Thai massage, back walking, foot reflexology and relieve pain stress.
In other recent actions by city planners, Main Street Brewery at 803 Main St. has been given a permit to expand into adjoining space formoerly occupied by El Jarrito Restaurant, which closed. Matt Billings, who owns Main Street Brewery, said the restaurant has been operating from the same location for 17 years. It will continue to the current brew pub and restaurant operation , staying open until midnight on weekends
City planners also approved a permit allowing the Gymboree Play and Music business in the Oak Hills Shopping Center, which houses Raley's Supermarket, to relocate into a smaller 2,500 square foot vacant store. Gymboree, which now has 2,800 square feet at its current location, offers classes in play, music, art, sports and school skills.
It is open Tuesdays through Sundays and hosts birthday parties on the weekends.
The city Planning Commission also approved a conditional use permit for Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers to operate a martial arts studio at 6668 Owens Drive, moving from a smaller facility at 7063 Commerce Circle. The new studio will be located on the first floor of an existing two-story, 18,683-square-foot building in space that previously was used by a physical therapy business.