Once a month, Sprouts and Shutters will bring you the latest on which businesses are shuttering —and which are sprouting — around Half Moon Bay and Pacifica.
OPENING: Lovey's Tea Shoppe, 4430 Coast Highway, Pacifica
Muna Nash, Pacifica resident and co-owner of the popular San Francisco Lovejoy's Tea Room in Noe Valley, will be opening Lovey's Tea Shoppe in Pacifica by the end of September. Did you notice the sign on the front of the building advertising this new business coming to town? Lovejoy's is known for its charming décor, tea sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and preserves and a wide selection of teas, and Lovey's Tea Shoppe in Pacifica will feature a similar menu, including a traditional tea service bit in a more relaxed roadside setting. Other items such as shepherd's pie, sausage rolls, soup, salads, and quiche will also be on the menu.
OPENING: Goodwill Boutique at the Beach, 1265 Linda Mar Center, Pacifica
The Goodwill philosophy of “a hand up, not a handout” comes to life in Pacifica with the new Goodwill Boutique selling everything from clothes to housewares and more. A launch celebration of the store is slated for Oct. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony and reception are all part of the opening.
OPENED: Pacific Coast Dental, 1279 Linda Mar Shopping Center, Pacifica
Dr. John Acosta has been open since late spring and business is doing well. He specializes in general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry and is a specialist in the Invisalign clear braces, certified in general dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, California Dental Association and San Mateo County Dental Society. Patients can watch television while they are having work done, or play video games in the waiting room or use the free Internet access. The practice offers the latest in digital x-ray technology.
OPENED: JLim Galleries, Shoppes at Harbor Village, 270 Capistrano Rd., Ste. 34, Princeton-by-the-Sea, 855-389-7770
JLim.Co was started by Jae Son Lim, a Seoul, Korean native that was a successful entrepreneur in several areas of international business and has always had a interest for the arts. JLim.Co is the exclusive representative of international famous artist Young-Ran Choi artwork in the United States and can be viewed and purchased at Jlim Galleries. JLim.Co was developed with the concept to expose international artists and unique applications onto luxury items with original art and prints with an eastern flair. Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday by appointment only. Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OPENING: Poppy’s Crab Shack, a restaurant on wheels, Half Moon Bay
A mobile crab wagon that will travel up and down the Coast and around the area selling Dungeness crab is in the works. Miramar resident Tom Borden is launching the new business and is slated to open in November. The plan is to buy crab from the harbor and sell it to customers around the area in a specially equipped trailer. Full steamed crabs or other meals like crab sandwiches — and eventually crab Louie, crab cakes and chowder — will be on the menu. Borden told the Half Moon Bay Review in a recent article that he's seeing more money roll in through Kickstarter, that their fundraising campaign ends on Oct. 13, and they have pledged to start the business in November.