Pleasant Hill Issues Tenant Improvement Permit to Blondie’s Pizza

April 13, 2014 14:50 pm · 41 comments

Blondie’s Pizza and Market, which is set to open on Contra Costa Blvd. at Taylor Blvd., has been issued a tenant improvement permit by the City of Pleasant Hill.

We’re hearing they’d like to be open for business in the next few months.

anonanonagain April 13, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Tenant improvements?? That’s a laugh….What an eyesore that building is and probably still will be. A virtual rat’s nest.

funny man April 13, 2014 at 2:17 PM

did they get rid of the roaches?

Momo April 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

You haven’t been by lately I guess. It’s looking pretty good. Unless your one of those troll posters that love to comment mean and negative things

I agree... April 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

with momo,Concord blew it with Rasputins if
you ask me.

BagsFlyFree April 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Time to get some taxes rolling in from that property.. Dead prime retail space benefits no one.

down and out April 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Why is Rasputins even in business? CD’s are a thing of the 90’s. Everything is digital now. They will soon go out of business.

#sigh April 13, 2014 at 4:09 PM

@6- because a lot of people still enjoy having a physical copy of their music

Elwood April 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

@ Momo #3

Riiiiiiiiiight! It’s looking pretty good for the pile of **** that it is.

Iphone or die April 13, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Blondies brings back memories of the the good ol days… Can’t can’t wait to go when it opens & tell my littles girls a story or 2

Momo April 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Records are making a huge comeback. All the high school kids are buying them

Suzies April 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I remember blondies in the good old days and many of the patrons. I don’t think that store will ever open, it’s such a thing of the past.

Anon April 13, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Sorry to see the trolls are out on this subject instead of something worthy like politics.

anonanonagain April 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM

@ Momo, I am no Troll and I certainly have restraint when it comes to saying anything mean. I just remember how it has been looking in the past. Hopefully the owner has made improvements to the building because it was an eyesore…..

Silva April 13, 2014 at 6:19 PM

I’m just curious, how did Concord “blow it” regarding Rasputin’s?

...PFFT! April 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Some of us enjoy going out and handling physical media. You know, that format where you don’t pay yet another subscription for a million things you don’t actually watch. Or the other one where you download a pirate copy from who-knows-what that creates a hilarious omfg-wtf-virus-did-I-just-install moment.

Some of us enjoy getting our faces out of our screens, interacting with humans, and holding stuff.

Ritt Momney April 13, 2014 at 7:01 PM

As a frequent visitor, I would have opted for a round dome, olive garden, with potentially suicidal fire hydrants frightened by corn snakes looking for missing ATMs.

@silva April 13, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Would not permit a sign, for one. and just would
not cooperate on other dealings.

anon April 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Does anyone believe Blondie’s will be a success ?

Cowellian April 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Concord wouldn’t allow Rasputin to replace the Tower sign with a similar sign that said Rasputin. So Rasputin kept the Tower sign. I think that was pretty silly on Concord’s part.

Mark April 13, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Blondie’s will succeed.

furian April 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Was Blondie’s any good?

Pizza is delicious.

Walnut Creek Resident April 13, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Good news. Love them both. Used to go to the Berkeley Blondie’s!!

Silva April 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Sounds about right. Thanks folks!

Suzies April 13, 2014 at 8:52 PM

No anon, those dollar slices of pizza were horrible, patrons only bought them because the slices were cheap.

Connie Dobbs April 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

#19 According to my brother, who managed Blondie’s in Berkeley, Ken Sarachan wanted to leave the Tower sign up to antagonize Russ Solomon.

James Dean April 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Obviously none of you haters remember how good their pizza is….I’m glad they’re bringing it back! And as a supporter of musical artists, I buy the cd as well as the digital version.

Michelle April 14, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Connie, I uses to frequent that pizza store, I don’t remember ken.

Cowellian April 14, 2014 at 7:19 AM

That makes for an interesting business plan.

Connie Dobbs April 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM

You may recall a series of riots on Telegraph Avenue the summer of 1993(ish). Foot Locker got trashed each time, as did American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, Tower Records and Gap. The shops in the Sather Gate building, Amoeba, Codys, Rasputin and Blondies each time were untouched beyond cosmetic damage. As the national chain stores left Telegraph, Ken was there to purchase their buildings at distress-sale prices. He even owns Peoples Park.

Michelle April 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Berkeley where people strive to be heard. Here is some news for you Connie.

Michelle April 14, 2014 at 9:03 AM

A lot of the california legilsation is in effect today because of UC Berkeley students and organizations. Interesting fact–the more recent “Occupys” are the latest trend. Maybe you could join them and tell us all about it.

Mac April 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Bring back “Jerry`s Beef Burgers”

down and out April 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM

@#7 “@6- because a lot of people still enjoy having a physical copy of their music”

a digital copy of the music IS a physical copy. I can’t beleive people don’t know this.

MusicLovr April 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Not all music is available for download.

Rasputin’s sells more than just CDs.

Sometimes the non-electronic version is more cost-friendly whether its music, movies or books.

Also, some people enjoy the expirience of shopping in a music store. It can be nice to step away from the computer and get ouf & about. 😉

Connie Dobbs April 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM

#31 Mom?

anon April 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Blondies employees used to slam the beverage cups really really hard on the counter causing spillage. I stopped going when the guy cutting the pizza had a fresh, as in bruised and slightly bleeding, tattoo. eww.

Michelle April 14, 2014 at 1:28 PM

No Connie, I’m not your mother.

Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

anon, bleeding tatoo in the pizza? Yuck, what does that represent?

Elwood April 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Blondie’s is to pizza as chicken tenders are to chicken.

Marianne April 14, 2014 at 6:02 PM

You’re right Elwood, it’s not real food-but funny as hell. 🙂

VikingPrincess April 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM

It will Look much better open and in business than sitting there on a main cross street empty for years.
Glad they are back.
I am even happier Rasputins is back! I miss music and movie stores like Rasput’s.
They are closing them all down.
Nice place to go to and browse, meet good people and listen to music.

They also have staff at Rasputin’s that know there stuff! I asked about some Baroque DVDs and a gentleman not only showed me, he gave me a mini tutorial on Classical vs Baroque etc (stuff I already knew but I gleefully listened to his passion for Classical music)
Heck, the last time I went to a used music and movie shop looking foe Roberta Flack, the brain numb guy at the desk said “Roberto Flock? Who’s he?”.eeeeshh.

Support them! Visit at least once. Its also a decent and clean place for kids to hang out 😉

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