Oakley Announces Downtown Groundbreaking & Other Happenings

 

While I can appreciate the City of Oakley alerting the community to many things going on at one time, I am a bit annoyed that they would referring to the downtown groundbreaking as the “Carpaccio’s Groundbreaking”.

Yes, I get that it’s the Carpaccio’s building and maybe I am being a bit too picky, but this is the first building of many to make its way to the “new downtown” in the future and it is about Oakley, not a single business no matter how tasty the food is.

If Carpaccio’s owner Manuel Muñoz understands this event is larger than his very own groundbreaking by referring to the event as the “new Oakley downtown”, it’s a shame Oakley staff do not understand it.

I would urge the City to watch its message in the future so it does not appear to play favorites on where residents should eat.  After all, if it prefers not to play favorites with political candidates, maybe it should do the same with businesses.

Oakley Community Celebrates Landmark Restaurant’s Groundbreaking

Carpaccio’s Risotorante is coming to Oakley! The Italian restaurant has long been known as one of the best restaurants in East County serving authentic cuisine for over eight years at its current Lone Tree Way location in Antioch. Owner Manuel Muñoz will be celebrating the groundbreaking accompanied by Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick and other Council Members to launch the construction of the restaurant’s new Oakley home in Oakley’s downtown to open later this fall.

Owner Manuel Muñoz who comes from a family of restaurant entrepreneurs, has been in the culinary world for over 20 years having worked in many San Francisco restaurants before starting his own. “I have so many customers in Oakley, Brentwood, and Discovery Bay, I’m pleased to be able to bring our restaurant closer to them and to be a part of the new Oakley downtown,” stated Manuel Muñoz.

The restaurant’s future building will be located on the corner of Main Street and Vintage Parkway (3070 Main Street). The new modern Tuscan design building will be nearly 6,000 square feet, have both indoor and outdoor seating,  a full bar and the capacity to accommodate special events and private parties of over a hundred guests on its second floor.

In regards, long time Oakley resident Rico Cinquini stated, “The City has been working on this for a long time and it’s finally coming about, that’s really an upgrade for Oakley. I’ve been to the restaurant a number of times.  They are a quality restaurant.  I have eaten there since they’ve opened. I think the City Council has a good vision on things that are going to happen.”

WHO:  Mayor & Council Members, Architect, Contractor, Restaurant Owner
WHAT:
Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHEN:
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:00am
WHERE:
3070 Main Street, Oakley
WHY:
Mark the groundbreaking of landmark restaurant coming to Oakley

Other City Announcements

Ball Field Renovations
Our Parks Division has begun preparing their ball fields for spring use. Laurel Park Ball field work is now complete! Improvements included removal of worn turf, lip buildup along the baseline & an arc. New sod was installed. Edging along the base paths was straightened and infield mix was added, spread, graded, and compacted throughout the entire infield. Cypress & Summer Lake fields are next.

Crockett Park Safety Improvement
The Parks Division will be removing six trees from Crockett Park on Monday, February 27, 2012. An evaluation of forty three trees resulted in the recommendation by a certified arborist to remove six Monterey Pine trees which are at risk of failure in a situation of heavy winds and abundant water. The Parks Division intends to replant with a different species that will be appropriate for the sandy soil and require less maintenance.

Downtown Revitalization Public Information Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, February 29th at 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers to learn about the downtown plans, see the rendering, ask questions, and if you’re a local business in the area- designate a point of contact with which we can communicate pertinent information moving forward.

Carpaccio Ristorante Ground Breaking
On Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:00am at 3700 Main St, Oakley restaurant owner Manuel Muñoz will be celebrating the groundbreaking accompanied by Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick and other Council Members to launch the construction of the restaurant’s new home in Oakley’s downtown which will open later this fall. Please come out and help celebrate.

Composting Workshop
Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00pm Interested in learning how to compost yard trimmings and food scraps?  Attend our workshop! At the conclusion of the workshop you will also be able to buy your SoilSaver compost bins at a discounted price of $49 (retail price is $100).

Carpaccio Ristorante Ground Breaking  
On Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:00am at 3700 Main St, Oakley restaurant owner Manuel Muñoz will be celebrating the groundbreaking accompanied by Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick and other Council Members to launch the construction of the restaurant’s new home in Oakley’s downtown which will open later this fall. Please come out and help celebrate.

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