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Council OKs conversion of Ruby Hill sales office into upscale restaurant

Original post made on Nov 17, 2011

The Pleasanton City Council Tuesday approved the relocation of the former sales and model home office at Ruby Hill that will be converted into a two-story restaurant facing Vineyard Avenue.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 7:59 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Sam, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2011 at 8:23 am

This idea has zero chance to succeed. Too bad the city planner involved in this deal is so unqualified for her job.


Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

Sam, aside from your unqualified criticism of the city planner (totally ignoring that "The council and the city Planning Commission had both approved the plan four years ago"), what is your suggestion for how you would develop this property? If the business fails, how does this impact you? If it succeeds, it's more revenue for the city, so I don't undersstand the criticism.


Posted by downtown resident, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

This is GREAT news! We need more restaurants with high quality food in Pleasanton. It seems like we keep putting in more banks. I would love to see more restaurants and retail shops so that we aren't heading to Danville or Walnut Creek so often.


Posted by shoogie, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

I don't get it. We've already got the Round Table and other classy restaurants. Why another?


Posted by Armondo, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

overpriced french restaurant? I can see it closing in less than a year. many restaurant workers do have cars and depend on public transportation-there is none for the vineyard corridor in the evening and on weekends. I don't believe the buses run when school is NOT in session.


Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I certainly welcome a french restaurant in the area. I don't think I can stand seeing one more Indian or chinese restaurant around here, not to mention all the junk food chains!


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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The Danube does not flow through France. I'm perplexed why they'd specialize in French wines with a cuisine that is not French.


Posted by franco, a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Nov 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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Why is it being called a french restaurant? Because it will serve French wines? No, how about because the sales office building is French Tudor-style? Yet again, it could be that Liliom was a French made film written by the Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar.... except the story takes place in the suburbs of Budapest. Last I recall Budapest was still located in Hungary, not France. And by the way, between the Italian riviera and the shores of the Danube does not lie France. Where does the French cuisine come from? Did the developer (Nagy) say it will be a French restaurant, or was that a conclusion by the author of the article?


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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Or maybe because Sarkozy was invited to dine there?


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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I suppose France DOES lie between the Danube and the coast of California, if one travels west instead of east.


Posted by franco, a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Nov 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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"I suppose France DOES lie between the Danube and the coast of California, if one travels west instead of east."

Well then, by that definition it could also be a Waffle House!


Posted by Mike, a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm

French? looking at the outside of the building -it looks more italian. I wish we could just have another all american restaurant-such as what Red Baron was. nothing swanky just a great restaurant.


Posted by franco, a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Nov 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

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Good point Mike. A little research and comparison to the picture here in the PW raises the question how does this house look like French Tudor-style?

Web Link

That it looks like italian architecture is harder to determine. In Italy, like elsewhere, there are a variety of architectures and one would need to do a bit of work to sort it out. The picture in the PW is obscured somewhat by trees so the whole house is not in view.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 20, 2011 at 12:41 am

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Maybe it's more like an Italian kastÚly in California.


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