A HOTEL FOR LOS ALTOS ... Enchante, a self-described French chateau-style boutique hotel, broke ground this week at the corner of San Antonio Road and Main Street. Hotel creator and manager Abigail Ahrens said that her small hotel, which will have only 18 rooms, will be Los Altos' first in its downtown area in decades. "Guests will enjoy the feeling of a fine European hotel without pulling out their passports," she added.
ALMOST GONE ... PacSun, a California-lifestyle clothing retailer that appeals to teens and young adults, is having a going-out-of-business sale at Stanford Shopping Center. It is expected to close at the end of the year or when all the merchandise is gone. Also scheduled for an end-of-2012 closing is Merry Go Round, one of the oldest consignment shops on the Peninsula. Located at 713 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, it has been in business for 46 years.
MORE BIKE RACKS AT MOLLIE STONE'S ... Good news for cyclists: Mollie Stone's Market at 164 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto has installed new bike racks that will be able to hold 28 bicycles. The decision was made following a meeting between the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Mollie Stone's co-owner David Bennett.
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