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The medical offices of Dr. Eugenia Pat Gary have reportedly closed. The phone number at the doctor's office at 949 Moraga Road, Suite 3, is no longer in service and the website Yelp reports the office has closed. If you know what happened and if Dr. Gary has re-located, please let us know.
A new place to train dogs is opening soon. Zoom Room will hold a grand opening in mid-February. The facility will feature indoor training facilities for dogs to learn obedience and other skills. Dogs are trained in groups or individually. The location is 7001 Sunne Lane, Suite 104, near the Pleasant Hill BART station. Phone number is 925-322-0667.
A Paper Source store is reportedly opening in April in the downtown area. This was first reported in the Beyond The Creek blog. Job openings for the store are also listed on several employment sites, although the shop isn't listed yet on the company's website. The specialty paper store's location hasn't been made public yet, but Beyond The Creek says it may be inside the building on Botelho Drive that used to house The Right Start store.
A new high-tech company is in town. Fast Pepper Solutions has opened an office at 1701 N. California, Suite 52. The phone number is 925-953-2056. The company provides Risk Management as a Solution and Technical Needs Analysis services.
The Carl's Jr. restaurant in the Citrus shopping center closed up shop on Friday. The Contra Costa Times reported the franchise's lease was expiring and the owner decided to close the restaurant at Oak Grove Road and Citrus Drive rather than renew.
a consignment shop that specializes in the resale of women's clothing, shoes and accessories, has been open since Dec. 1. The shop is located at 1630 Contra Costa Blvd., Suite A. It's in the same complex as Melo's Pizza. The consignment shop is owned by Nancy Rondum and Sue Damhesel. The phone number is 925-808-8765.