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San Ramon: City Center welcomes new eateries, women's fashion store to lineup

C CASA, MIXT are now open; SOCIAL-AFFAIR, Madewell to follow soon

In its efforts to expand offerings and fill in space still unoccupied since the community center’s opening last fall, officials from San Ramon’s City Center Bishop Ranch have recently announced three new eateries and a women’s fashion center will be joining the center’s ranks.

Much-anticipated eateries C CASA and MIXT have officially opened their doors for customers and will soon be joined by tapas-wine-fusion place SOCIAL-AFFAIR later this month.

In addition to the new food options, City Center officials have also announced that Madewell, the popular fashion line offering women’s clothing and a wide range of accessories, has signed a lease and is expected to open later this year.

“We’ve always promised that City Center would offer a fun and fascinating mix of stores, restaurants and entertainment experiences,” said Alexander Mehran Jr., president and chief operating officer of Sunset Development Company, the center’s owner and operator. “C CASA, MIXT and SOCIAL-AFFAIR certainly provide unique culinary experiences for the community. We’re also pleased to welcome Madewell to the center, and know its offerings will further elevate the overall experience for our guests.”

New eating opportunities available at City Center include:

C CASA: The Napa-based taqueria serves eco-friendly and innovative Mexicanfare, that includes a 100% gluten free menu. Menu items include rotisserie lamb, grilled prawns, fresh crab, micro greens, goat cheese, chipotle aioli and Serrano salsa.

“We’re thrilled to bring our gourmet Mexican fare to City Center Bishop Ranch and San Ramon,” said Catherine Bergen, founder and owner of C CASA. “San Ramon has been hungry for something new and we’re proud to serve food that is as delicious as it is nutritious, and in a setting where the community gathers for lunch and dinner with family and friends.”

C CASA is open now and can be found next to Fieldwork Brewing Company and West Elm.

MIXT: Located on the corner of Bollinger and Sunset, MIXT is now open and offers a wide variety of healthy veggie snacks and meals such as salads, grain bowls, sandwiches market plates and even a build your own creation option for hungry patrons.

SOCIAL-AFFAIR: Slated to open in late May on the second level next to The LOT, SOCIAL-AFFAIR brings a new combination of tapas, wine and other delicacies from around the world. Menu items include charcuterie boards, Firebrand artisan breads with fresh whipped butter and a collection of flatbreads.

“SOCIAL-AFFAIR is all about a celebratory atmosphere, warm hospitality and connecting with people, and I’m excited to bring a new kind of hangout to City Center and San Ramon,” said Gunjan Madan, owner of SOCIAL-AFFAIR. “My hope is that SOCIAL-AFFAIR will encourage you to spoil yourself with fine wines, artisan teas and hand-crafted foods. Small and intimate, the lounge invokes feelings of comfort and warmth that is unlike any wine bar or restaurant you’ve experienced before.”

These new eateries will be joining numerous shops and restaurants at City Center that have already opened or plan to do so this year, including Boba Guys, Curry Up Now, Delarosa, Equinox Fitness, Fieldwork Brewing Company, Mendocino Farms, MONOKROME, Ramen Hiroshi, the Slanted Door, the piece. store, On the Edge, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and M, a new venture by fashion supermodel Maggie Rizer.

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Posted by ddmom
a resident of San Ramon
on May 17, 2019 at 8:19 am

ddmom is a registered user.

I don't like the fact that all the restaurants in the city center are cafeteria style. When I go out to eat, I want to be able to sit down and enjoy the experience. I've tried Roam Burger and Mendocino Farms, and both times after ordering my food, I had to search for a place to sit. At Roam Burger, I stood with my tray of food waiting for someone to leave. The new restaurants, MIXT and C Casa are the same. At The Lot, you get to sit down to order, but the service is horrible. We tried to eat one Friday evening before our movie and waited over 20 minutes to order. The entire dinner took us an hour and a half. So far I'm very disappointed in the City Center.


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Posted by Rochelle
a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2019 at 7:13 am

I’ve been to the lot many times now.
I’m happy to say the restaurants I went to
All have vegan options! Yay! A
The slanted door is ridiculously delicious with many vegan choices!
Also great service. It’s wuite an operation there, extremely professional. Try their cabbage and jicama salad! It’s da bomb!!! As in best salad!

Mendocino farms actually has a vegan section on their menu! Yay!
With some delicious choices. Service could be faster, but I suspect as they are in business longer it will improve.

Mixt has vegan choices as well!!! Yay! Even uses the word vegan on their menu!! Yay. My vegan salad was fantastic. Fresh and chocked full of excellent choices. Easy seating, easy place to get a great salad . Many choices for every type of eater.


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Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2019 at 8:24 am

Still very disappointed in this shopping center. Most stores are too expensive and should be in Blackhawk Plaza rather than San Ramon. I agree with the first comment about restaurants. I also did not like that after parking in the garage and walking down the stairwell, I found myself in an unfamiliar hall with no signs on how to get to the mall.


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