Plans for new restaurant on Mudd's San Ramon property fall through Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:50 am
Plans for a new restaurant on the former site of Mudd's restaurant have officially fallen through, after an Oakland-based restaurateur Michael LeBlanc failed to comply with a development agreement. The city's Successor Agency will request approval to dissolve LeBlanc's contract and sell the property.
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Posted by Rita, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:50 am
What a stupid idea to make that site into a daycare center! I wonder if special funds are going to be given to developers who toe the line. Right now certain groups get business and home loans based on their "refugee" status etc. Enough!
Posted by Parent, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jan 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm
I think a daycare center is an excellent idea! Gardening would be a great after school activity, and kids could learn to make their own snacks from plants grown on site. I don't know anything about special funding opportunities for developers, but I do believe that 9 acres of abandoned land sitting around unused is a bad idea.
I do wish somebody would save that beautiful ceiling inside of Mudd's...
Posted by San Ramon Observer, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Jan 24, 2013 at 9:32 am San Ramon Observer is a member (registered user) of Danville Express
Thank you, Parent. The Mudd's property is only 2 acres. The 7 acres is the Crow Canyon Organic Gardens Park. The City purchased the gardens from Virginia Mudd in 1990. That's why it is so important to keep the two acre Mudd's property in a compatible use with the park.
It isn't very buildable since the creek runs close to the building and the setbacks on the property limit what could be built there. There's an offer on the building from The Growing Room, which runs after school daycare programs for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The Growing Room is willing to restore and preserve the original qualities of the property.
I have been trying to save this restaurant building for the last five years. It is a unique building that incorporates many innovative concepts, design, and craftsmanship such as the beautiful ceiling inside. It should be preserved for future generations to appreciate and learn from.