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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