Category Archives: Business in Dublin

Livermore Valley Premium Outlets

What?!  Another outlet mall?  No, the Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA will be renamed Livermore Valley Premium Outlets after Simon Property Group, Inc. completed the acquisition of Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA and Grand Prairie, TX.

This outlet mall has become the shopping hot spot for San Francisco Bay Area, leaving the Guilroy Outlet Mall in the dust.
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This 512 thousand square foot shopping center is not Dublin business may give some hint to the city of Dublin. The residents in East Dublin may find it more closer and more convenient to shop here than in West Dublin as it takes only 5 minutes to cross the highway 580 to get to the mall. Yes, the heavy traffic affects Dublin residents, but the tax income has nothing to do with the city of Dublin. People in Dublin once voted against iKea. Some saw this as “being short-sighted”. You may air your opinions by signing up here and leave your comments.

In a report by Karen Stepper at, you find: “Given a green light by the Dublin City Council more than a year ago to build a store at the Hacienda Drive interchange with Interstate 580, Ikea officials initially hoped to open a 317,000-square-foot store by fall 2006. ”  Do you want to find out what happened later?  You may want to check it out with the city council if you do care.

Residents in Dublin love to shop locally to support local businesses. However,  they also care about their own pocket and the environment and their time schedules.  To shop for Asian food, people in East Dublin won’t go all the way to 99 Ranch in Dublin, but go to 99 Ranch in Pleasanton instead.  They won’t go to refuel at West Dublin gas stations but those in Pleasanton.

Residents in East Dublin are sticking out their necks waiting for more local business centers, gas stations to be built soon in the East.  When can we see them appear more often in the city council meeting agenda?  Hopefully soon! City development planning is an art, and it is expected to be better in the 21st century in this most developed country in the world. Is Dublin included?

Paragon Outlets Livermore

Great news for Bay Area shoppers!  Close to Nice Dublin, we have the biggest outlet mall in San Francisco Bay Area — the Paragon Outlets Livermore. It is grand opening today on Thur., Nov. 8th, 2012!

Address: 2774 Paragon Outlets Drive, Livermore, CA 94551.

This is so new that even Google Maps does not mark it, but it is easy to find:
Go 580 East Bound, pass Santa Rita Rd,
next exit Fallon Rd/El Charro Rd,
turn right/South onto El Charro Rd,
and the outlet will be on your left.

Dublin’s Target is on the other side 580

Among all the brands, My and Helen’s favorites are:

Coach Factory, Carter’s, Gymboree Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger Kids, Gap (Kids) Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Jones New York, Guess Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Skechers, Johnston & Murphy, the PUMA store …
Or click to Detailed Paragon Outlets store names.

Photos and videos will follow, please stay tuned.

Store Hours have been changed after its grand openings.

(updated on 2/28/2013. Paragon Outlets has been renamed Livermore Premium Outlets),
please check out for updated

Livermore Premium Outlets Store Hours

Regular Hours
Mon – Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm

Sale/Holiday Hours:

Easter: Sun, Mar 31

Memorial Day Weekend Sale: Fri – Mon, May 24 – 27
Fri, May 24: 10am-9pm
Sat, May 25: 10am-9pm
Sun, May 26: 10am-9pm
Mon, May 27: 10am-9pm

July 4th Summer Sale: Thu, July 4 – Sun, July 7
Thu, July 4: 10am-9pm
Fri, July 5: 10am-9pm
Sat, July 6: 10am-9pm
Sun, July 7: 10am-7pm

Labor Day Weekend Sale, Fri, Aug 30 – Mon, Sept 2
Fri, Aug 30: 10am-9pm
Sat, Aug 31: 10am-9pm
Sun, Sept 1: 10am-9pm
Mon, Sept 2: 10am-9pm

Columbus Day Weekend Sale: Fri – Mon, Oct 11 – 14
Fri, Oct 11: 10am-9pm
Sat, Oct 12: 10am-9pm
Sun, Oct 13: 10am-7pm
Mon, Oct 14: 10am-9pm

Thanksgiving Eve: Wed, Nov 27

Thanksgiving Day: Thu, Nov 28

After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
featuring Midnight Madness: Fri – Sun: Nov 29 – Dec 1
Fri, Nov 29: Midnight-10pm
Sat, Nov 30: 8am-10pm
Sun, Dec 1: 9am-8pm

Holiday Hours
Mon, Dec 2 – Mon, Dec 23
Mon – Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm

Christmas Eve: Tues, Dec 24

Christmas Day: Wed, Dec 25

After-Holiday Sales: Thu, Dec 26 – Mon, Dec 30
Thu, Dec 26: 7am-9pm
Fri, Dec 27: 9am-9pm
Sat, Dec 28: 9am-9pm
Sun, Dec 29: 10am-7pm
Mon, Dec 30: 9am-9pm

New Year’s Eve: Tues, Dec 31

New Year’s Day: Wed, Jan 1

A Nice Place to Wash My Cars

Our cars got dirty when our HOA bans car wash at home. We need to find a good place to handle our car wash.

My wife found one she likes today:

Corwood Car Wash

Address:6973 Village Pkwy
Dublin CA 94568
Handwash for only $14.99
It was so clean that my wife loves it.

Another one you may want to try and tell us how it is:
Dublin Car Wash
7240 Dublin Blvd, Dublin
$2 off with Community Di$count Card which helps Kolb Elementary PFC raise funds.

Top Wedding Photographers in S.F. Bay Area

We have a team of experienced and respected wedding photographers in East Bay, serving the whole Bay Area of San Francisco to San Jose.
Most of our available dates are booked for 2011. Please contact us with your planned wedding date and budget so we try to arrange two photographers that suit your needs.

Our professional photographers are also good at portraits, commercial projects. Just talk about your special photo needs with us and we will try to serve you within your budget and time frame.

Portfolios and samples are available on request.

New Home Alliance Inc.

There are many companies that have their head quarters in Dublin. Among them, we have New Home Alliance Corp., who moved from San Rafael, CA to new corporate headquarters in Dublin, CA in Sept, 2009. New Home will open its flagship store in Dublin in January 2010.

Showroom Opening January 15, 2010
6705 Amador Plaza Road,
Dublin, CA 94568

Offices: 6694 Amador Plaza Road,
Dublin, CA 94568

925.828.8080 OFFICE
925.828.8118 FAX
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