Town Square

A shrinking garden

Original post made on Jul 26, 2007

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM


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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.........

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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!"