Other changes in the Stanford Shopping Center include a new dog boutique. Offering gourmet food, toys, clothing and accessories for dogs, Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique and Bakery has taken over the former site of Haagen-Dazs, which moved out of the mall in November 2012. And American Girl is coming to Stanford. The store will occupy a large space on the Sand Hill Road side, next to Pottery Barn and wrapping around to the former Talbots location, sources familiar with the development said. Scaffolding is already in place to transform the corner into a two-story American Girl store, which offers dolls, accessories and books. The price tag for an American Girl doll, which stands 18 inches tall, starts at about $100.
RAMONA'S PIZZA GONE ... The small, casual Ramona's Pizza at 2313 Birch St. in Palo Alto, popular for its variety of lunchtime slices, is gone. It surprised would-be diners on May 1, when the restaurant closed and brown paper went up on the windows.
COFFEE WITH TEE TIMES ... Another Coupa Cafe has opened, this one on the Stanford Golf Course. This marks the fifth location for Coupa at Stanford, in addition to its original Palo Alto location on Ramona Street. Coupa's latest coffee shop opened at 198 Junipero Serra Blvd. on May 1 and offers a breakfast and lunch menu. It replaces the Stanford Grill, which closed after a 12-year run.
NEW MARKET TO OPEN IN JUNE ... Palo Alto's newest grocer, The Fresh Market, has announced a June 5 opening in Edgewood Plaza. The nearly 21,000-square-foot store comes on the heels of another grocer, Miki's Market, which closed after only six months in Alma Village. The Fresh Market has big plans, including offering more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses, and a bakery that produces 30 freshly baked breads and 14 pie varieties daily, according to the company's president and CEO, Craig Carlock.