Residents of Ventura County were very busy this year, with charitable efforts, winning awards and moving up as well moving on to retirement and other such things. Unfortunately, with so much movement, we would need several issues to include them all. We decided, however, to do a brief roundup of what popped up in Ventura County, plus what reopened and also closed.

 

OPENING
Agoura Hills
Restaurant — Twisted Oak Tavern (gastropub)

Camarillo
Camarillo Premium Outlets (740 E. Ventura Blvd.)
Retail — Citizen Watch (timepieces) and Vince (fashion clothing)
Elsewhere
Health — Anytime Fitness; restaurants — Adolfo Grill and Daily Bar (California cuisine) and Mister Softee (food truck)

Oxnard

The Collection at RiverPark (2751 Park View Court)
Beauty — Rouge A Salon by Katherine Lazier; confections — Ben & Jerry’s; health — 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport; restaurants — Larsen’s Grill (owned by Flemming Larsen who is known for his quality steakhouses), Maria’s Italian Kitchen and Sabra Fish Grill; retail — ANGL (contemporary women’s clothing), Finish Line (athletic apparel store); Francesca’s (women’s clothing boutique), IT’SUGAR (sweets shop), GAP and The Container Store.
Channel Islands Harbor (Corner of Harbor Boulevard and Channel Islands Boulevard)
Retail — Seacoast Yachts (yacht sales company); restaurants — Honey Cup Coffee Bar (bistro)

Thousand Oaks
The Lakes (2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.)
Grocery — Lassen’s Natural Foods & Vitamins
The Oaks (350 West Hillcrest Drive)
six:02 (athletic clothing), The Disney Store and Zara (trendy fashion clothing)

Ventura
East Ventura
Confections: Menchie’s (self-serve frozen yogurt); health — FITZONE
Pacific View Mall (3301-1 E. Main St.)
Health — Green Crush (fruit and vegetable juices); retail — Azkara (women’s clothing) and City Chic (plus-size attire)
Miscellaneous — VetSurg (animal medicine)
West Ventura
Restaurants — Mondos Beach Break (cantina, Downtown); NOM Tequila Grill (Mexican cuisine with 17 different types of tequila); Ragsdale Kitchen and Bar (fusion, Downtown); Sicily by Gino (Sicilian food, Downtown); Tatiana’s Coffee and Tea; retail — Artisan Made (art, downtown) and Tattered Door (vintage/collectibles, Downtown)
Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive)
Restaurants — Boatyard Café (American cuisine); Wild Local Seafood Co. (opening early 2016)

REOPENING
Oxnard: The Tower Club (under new management of Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center); Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut (Channel Islands Harbor)

Ventura: Bath & Body Works (Pacific View Mall), Ventura Red Brick Gallery, now Red Brick Art (East Ventura), Spencer’s Gifts (Pacific View Mall), Very Ventura Gift Shop and Gallery (Downtown)

CLOSINGS
Oxnard: Farmers market at The Collection at RiverPark

Camarillo: Pleasant Valley Certified Farmers’ Market & Crafter’s Corner, Zzyzx Café

Ventura: 71 Palm Restaurant, Mary’s Secret Garden and Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates;

Ventura County: Fresh and Easy (grocery) and Haggen Food & Pharmacy.