Back in December 2009, we posted a short entry summarizing the I Love Mountain View Site. At that point the website was still relatively new but we saw great potential for the site becoming one of the better local resources for all who live, work and play in Mountain View.
Well, almost a year later, the website has exceeded our expectations. The site is actually a blog site sponsored by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Well vetted, with an attention for local vendors and activities, it is an excellent resource and one that should not be missed.
“I Love Mountain View” blog covers a variety of topics regarding life in our exciting community. It’s rare to find a site that addresses multiple age groups and a variety of topics.
They have categorized and tagged the posts so searching their site is very easy. A RSS feed and an easy-to-read community calendar round out the site. The site is sure to have something for every member of the family:
- Date Night
- Annual Events
- Family Activities
- Grown Up Activities
- Interesting People
- Start Ups
- Teen Activities
The blog is well-written and has consistent updates…a rare find in the world of blogs. Gables End loves the site as an excellent, local resource and we always look forward to future posts focusing on living the good life in Mountain View. Thanks I Love MV……you’re the best!
In an ‘07 Article titled “The other Castro Street” by San Francisco Magazine the author wrote: “Mountain View is fast becoming a happening haven for techies who love to eat al fresco—and chase their free citywide Wi-Fi sessions with a few cocktails”. Thanks to its convenient location in Silicon Valley between San Jose and San Francisco, Mountain View has increasingly become not only a destination, but a place where young families can find the space they desire and enjoy urban-style amenities and culture near employers like Google, Intuit, etc…
Have a look at nearby restaurants through this map (scroll):
Anticipation grows, as one of the Peninsula’s favorite wine bars nears its Grand Opening in Mountain View at the Old Train Depot. We feel so lucky to have Savvy so close. Gables End homeowners that have enjoyed Savvy Cellar in Redwood City, now have the option of meeting up with friends and neighbors at Savvy II just minutes from their front door! Need a double date idea? Savvy Cellar was voted “Best Wine Classes in the Bay Area”
Recently posted on the Savvy Cellar Facebook Page:
“Yeah, Mtn View construction complete! Waiting on ABC license . . . sigh. In the meantime, we are cranking on internal operations – tasting a lot of bread to ensure only the best selection!:) 1 to 2 weeks to go. Opening date to be announced soon! Watch this space . . .”
Have a look at these photos of the Gables End homeowners’ newest, local amenity:
Savvy Cellar II – Week 13
We have been following the progress of Savvy Cellar II in Mountain View with much anticipation. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful addition to our Mountain View community.
Update from week 13, courtesy of their Facebook Fan Page : Signage and outdoor patio enclosure complete. Next up minor interior finishing, retail racks, stereo and POS.
If you haven’t had a chance to see what all the excitement is about, have a look at their Flickr Slideshow.
We can’t wait for the grand opening which should be announced within a few days. Tentative plans are for a grand opening to take place within a few weeks after final building approval.
We’ve been going stir crazy with long computer hours and this rainy winter. Are you looking for some indoor activity this wet winter season too? Look no further than Strike Cupertino.
Strike boasts 40,000 sq. ft. of entertainment and dining pleasure. You will find something for everyone:
- 32 lanes of high-energy bowling in a unique architecturally stunning setting
- State of the art A/V and a huge video wall spanning the lanes
- Enjoy cocktails and gourmet cuisine right at your lane or at our opulent bar
- Full Arcade
Strike is the ideal spot for private events, or just a great night out nearby. Strike has already made its mark on the east coast and has recently made its way to the west coast not too far from our community at Gables End!
Back in July of 2009, the City Council of Mountain View chose Savvy Cellar Wines, Inc. to lease the replica 1888 Train Depot in downtown Mountain View. Savvy Cellar plans to operate a wine bar out of the building similar to a business it runs in Redwood City.
According to a July 9th article in the Mountain View Voice, Savvy Cellar plans to serve wine and “light foods” and to sell wine by the bottle. The company may also use the space to teach its highly regarded classes on wine.*
We are pleased to announce that they have started the interior remodel to transform the once-vacant train station into a wonderful wine experience for residents of Mountain View to enjoy. A Flickr Slideshow of the Savvy Cellar interior build-out can be viewed by clicking on the image above or following this link.
For more information regarding this exciting project, become a fan of Savvy Cellar Wines on Facebook and follow along. We’ve also made Savvy Cellar a Favorite local business on the Gables End Facebook page. The Gables End Facebook Fan page Favorites is like a concierge of local Mountain View services all in one spot!