Persimmon Place is the most recently constructed shopping center to call the city of Dublin home, and brings with it a great selection of high end shopping and dining locations to the area. We at Lifestyle Real Estate Services are particularly excited about the brand new Whole Foods Market, which not only has the usual amenities like a prepared foods section, an excellent salad bar, and bakery, but also includes a dedicated juice bar, coffee bar, as well as an impressive wine bar (appropriately named Dublin Vine) which offers a rotating selection of local wines and beers. We’re also a huge fan of HomeGoods (where we manage to find a great selection of furnishings and accessories for the staging services side of our business). Persimmon Place is also home to Nordstrom Rack, Habit Burger, Vitality Bowls, Urban Plates, Starbucks Coffee with outdoor seating, and more. Retailers are still signing leases, too, so the list will continue to grow!
Grafton Station is a beautiful, modern center that is anchored by Lowes and Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, as well as Dublin Ranch Optometry. Some other restaurants that can be found at Grafton Station are Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Chaat Bhavan, an Indian restaurant specializing in vegetarian food, and Mayflower Chinese cuisine.
Shops at Waterford Place
Waterford Place is where Dublin Ranch residents go for a great deal of their shopping and dining. Centrally located on the corner of Dublin Boulevard and Camino Tassajara, it is anchored by Safeway Food & Drug and Wells Fargo Bank. One of our favorite places to go at Waterford Place is Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a popular hangout for Dublin Ranch residents and home of some of the best and friendliest baristas we’ve had the advantage of meeting (plus they have free wi-fi, to boot!). If you’re looking for a healthy snack, Blush serves incredible frozen yogurt in a trendy environment that includes both indoor and outdoor seating, and with toppings that are as diverse as they are delicious (our favorite topping is mochi!).
Whether it’s for a drink, for lunch, or for dinner, Coco Cabana is a great place to unwind or enjoy some tapas, small plates or their happy hour where cocktails are $5 and beers are $3 everyday from 2pm to 6pm. Other businesses at Waterford Place include Armadillo Willy’s Texas Barbeque, Postal Annex, AAA, and Renue Laser Spa, just to name a few.
Fallon Gateway Shopping Center
Fallon Gateway, located at the corner of Dublin Boulevard and Fallon Road, is anchored by Target and Dicks Sporting Goods, and has quickly become home to a wide variety of restaurants and shops. The center was designed by the award-winning professionals at FCGA Architecture in San Ramon, CA. According to their website, the center was “Designed with a modern-rural vernacular in mind. The materials range from rustic metal siding to old world brick. This center also features various lit towers.”
Along with Target, Fallon Gateway has become home to restaurants like Blue Gingko (one of our local favorites here at Lifestyle), Jersey Mike’s Subs, Panera Bread, and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, known for their great selection of handcrafted beers. Alongside the restaurant selection at Fallon Gateway, there are shops like The UPS Store, Supercuts, and more.
Ulferts Center, Dublin is a smaller shopping complex just outside of Dublin Ranch, located on the corners of Dublin Boulevard and Glynnis Rose Drive. Here, you can find a variety of dining, shopping, and indulgence destinations that have been enjoyed by residents of Dublin Ranch for years now. What we love about Ulferts is that, where other shopping centers seem to cater more towards larger, corporate franchises, Ulferts Center celebrates the entrepreneurs of our community, and does so in buildings with fantastic architectural appeal.
Popular lunch and dinner spots include Thai Basil Express, Koi Palace, Soho Cafe, and Halu Shabu Shabu. For dessert, make sure to check out Kee Wah Bakery. The store is almost always packed, and for good reason – they have mastered the art of melt-in-your-mouth Chinese pastries. A few stores down, you can find Quickly, masters of the art of bubble tea.
We love the selection of eyeglass frames at Golden Dublin Optometry, and the casual environment at House of Sake was voted “Best Sake & Sushi Restaurant” in 2004 by Channel 5’s Evening Magazine. We highly recommend spending some time at Ulferts Center. Each shop is so unique, and offers a high quality experience not easily duplicated.
San Francisco Premium Outlets
The San Francisco Premium Outlets have undergone a few name changes in its short lifespan — from the Paragon Outlets, to the Livermore Premium Outlets, to its current moniker, “The San Francisco Premium Outlets“. We here in Dublin Ranch couldn’t be more excited to have such a great selection of outlet shops literally right down the street from us. With names like Barneys New York Warehouse, Burberry, Diesel, Gucci, Prada, and Versace, you can’t go wrong with the world-class shopping available next door. Complete with a large food court in the middle of the complex, you could easily spend an entire day here and still not have explored all the retailers. For a complete listing of the shops within the San Francisco Premium Outlets, check out this official store listing.