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Eating Out - December 31, 2010

Shop Talk

by Daryl Savage

ESTHER'S BAKERY CLOSES ... Today (Dec. 31) is the last day for Esther's German Bakery in the San Antonio Shopping Center in Mountain View. After only two-and-a-half years, the bakery will serve its final pretzel, for now at least. "But we're not closing because business is bad; we're closing because we're forced to," owner Esther Nio said. The shopping center is starting a major renovation and the location of the bakery is one of the first to go. "They promised to take me back in a year when the renovation is over, but that depends on the rent," Nio said. In the meantime, Nio's other location, Esther's German Bakery and Cafe at 987 San Antonio Road in Los Altos, next to Armadillo Willy's, continues to thrive. The bratwurst remains the most popular choice for diners in the European-style cafe and beer garden, Nio said, adding, "I will now be able to devote more time to the restaurant."

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Heard a rumor about your favorite store or business moving out, or in, down the block or across town? Daryl Savage will check it out. She can be e-mailed at shoptalk@paweekly.com.

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