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Pleasanton: Barone's Restaurant shutting down for good after nearly 30 years

Original post made on Nov 8, 2022

Barone's Restaurant, known for offering quaint fine dining downtown, recently announced that it will be shutting its doors for good after its last day of business just before Christmas.

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Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Nov 8, 2022 at 2:10 pm

Fifty Years Here is a registered user.

I would like to publicly thank Joe and Maricela Barone for all they put into their restaurant, and all they put into Downtown! The people of Pleasanton have for a long time thought they needed, wanted and deserved high-end shops and restaurants in the Downtown, but they drove past Amelia's to get to Subway, past Kolln Hardware on their way to Home Depot, and past Bob's on their way to In & Out...
The Barones brought upscale, fine-dining to Downtown and delivered for almost 30 years! They provided a dignity and element of class to Downtown, that few others can claim.
As they move their property into its next chapter, it would be my hope that their over-all contribution to Downtown for the past quarter-century be considered when evaluation of their plans takes place. They've given our Downtown what we needed and wanted for a long time... Maybe our city leaders can return the favor...

a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 16, 2022 at 1:20 pm

MELANIE HENRY is a registered user.

I understand the Barone family intend to sell the property. I sure hope the City of Pleasanton will ensure the land is zoned and dedicated for all residents and visitors to enjoy. Rather than housing. The land is both beautiful and special as it backs on to the Arroyo. There is an opportunity to create something like a small plaza, along the lines of the layout at Blacksmith Square in Livermore for eg, cafes, specialty boutique stores with a central water feature, gardens and dedicated areas to sit outside.

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