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Danville Express

Perspective - July 13, 2007

A shrinking garden

Danville has been fortunate to have a lovely garden to enjoy on Hartz Avenue at Church Street, right in front of Bridges restaurant. In 1989, when Kazuo Sugitani brought his 16-year-old son, Ryota, from Kobe, Japan, to attend Athenian School, he fell in love with Danville, so the story goes. He opened Bridges, a restaurant that fuses Japanese food and atmosphere with that of Northern California, which Ryota Sugitani ran until a few years ago. And, to give something more to the residents, Kazuo Sugitani also created an island of serenity for everyone to enjoy, a peaceful garden on Hartz Avenue next to the sign for Bridges.

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Comments

Posted by Coco Moon, a resident of Danville
on Jul 26, 2007 at 2:15 pm


Im terribly sorry to see such a wonderful, relaxing oasis go to yet another boring office complex.........


Posted by Tara Fay, a resident of Danville
on Jul 26, 2007 at 2:24 pm

"Me and many other people I know loved going to that spot, resting on the shaded benches, sitting by the fountain. The trees have spread their roots there for years! But to see it get destroid, I would be miserable!"