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Bishop Ranch to open new dining center

Original post made on May 13, 2015

San Ramon's Bishop Ranch, in a partnership with San Rafael-based Moana Restaurant Group, is creating a new culinary hub set to open later this year called Roundhouse Market.

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Comments (16)

Posted by Richards Crafts
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

How can we help to decorate or to add special touches for holidays! We love to collaborate with local restaurants and schools!

Richards Arts and Crafts - Alamo & San Ramon - let us know how we can team up!

Posted by resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

I'm missing something in the concept. What will be the draw? Overpriced marginal food? Wow, a taqueria and pizza. How truly original!!

Posted by Liz
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

Electric Duffy boat rides? Going for an amusement park ambiance? Would much prefer to be able to watch the ducks that used to be there.

Posted by Excited
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

Many of us that work in Bishop Ranch are thrilled there will be additional choices to(Whole Foods, Safeway, Starbucks and Peets for coffee). One of the draws to this is convenience! Because of time many of us drive to get lunch, so this will be in walking distance. There will be a Taqueria, Pizzeria and Sandwich/Salad Bar which is what most lunch goers are interested in, they can eat a healthy lunch or not! I believe this is worth the try and new growth is a very good thing!

Posted by mloliver
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

This sounds like a very interesting concept. Many of us long term residents in the community were very concerned with the massiveness of the original project and it's impact on the community. Although the ATT project was the purview of the County Planning Department, San Ramon residents voiced their concerns frequently. The lakes and the park-like exterior were supposed to be a mitigating factor for the residential views, then ATT built berms around the whole south and west side making it essentially a wall. I personally will be looking forward to seeing it more open to community use and welcome the changes.


Posted by Kathleen Nyland
a resident of Danville
on May 13, 2015 at 9:32 am

Hummm - just like being in an airport.

Posted by JB Winchester
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

Why aren't there any Asian or African offerings? Consider Ulfert isn't too far away and some of us will travel. I can get more diverse and equally healthy offerings at Camino Ramon & Crow Canyon.

Posted by Work in BR
a resident of Blackhawk
on May 13, 2015 at 11:38 am

Excellent news .. would be good to have more options.

Posted by kw
a resident of San Ramon
on May 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm

As an art teacher, I'd love to see a space available for student artwork to be on display from the local schools. San Ramon lacks public gallery space and this would be in an everyday viewing space. Something like a shallow glass cabinet with a lock, so the work is safe but still open for public viewing.

Posted by PE
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Sorry, though a variety of restaurants is an interesting factor in the new concept, I don't see healthy organic, non-GMO foods available in the type of restaurants mentioned. You might be surprised that people really want quality meals providing the prices are right.

Posted by David
a resident of San Ramon
on May 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The pizza and sandwich eatery ideas are not very interesting or appealing. I predict this location will have trouble generating traffic and the businesses will not be successful. I can go to Zachary's for pizza or Panera for sandwiches. Why would I want to go to these places? I suggest your re-evaulate the eatery concepts before you get too far down the design process. I suggest you look at the concepts at the Central Market in Florence, Italy or at Granville Island in Vancouver Canada.

Posted by Sam
a resident of San Ramon
on May 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm

kW- you know we display art by local artists at two community centers and a library in San Ramon?

Posted by Shopper
a resident of another community
on May 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Is there still a quick economical jewelry repair shop in Danville or San Ramon...there use to be, but need one now. Sorry, off message, but Danville shopping made me think I need that repair. thanks

Posted by Gus
a resident of Diablo
on May 19, 2015 at 7:31 am

Not sure I understand the uproar from the posters. Sunset is trying to provide lunch options to its community. You can still drive to the other locations and get different food choices. Sandwich shops, Pizza and Mexican food are probably the most frequently visited places for lunch. If they are in walking distance to an office, great. If you feel like something different, get in your car, or better yet, bring something from home. It's more choices, people. Relax...

Posted by Sam
a resident of San Ramon
on May 19, 2015 at 8:19 am

Gus - you are right. The place isn't even open yet and people are complaining and giving it bad reviews. People - give it a chance and try it out - you might even like it.

Posted by H2O ahhh
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 2, 2015 at 7:53 am

Electric boat rides would mar the serenity.

The relaxing lunch or break; viewing the interior lake - enjoying one of life's simple pleasures.

I would much rather see myself or others paddling in a kayak.

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