Monday, November 17, 2008



Fairfield, Calif., November 14, 2008--- Fairfield, California's downtown area is in a growth mode with the news that several restaurants are planning to open their doors for business.

Canepa's Deli and Main Street Yogurt will be located in Stonefield Place in the 700 block of Texas Street, near the corner of Texas and Jefferson Streets. The property, being developed by John Costanzo, is a mixed-use building with 4,800 square feet of restaurant and retail space and 3,800 square feet of office space.

Canepa's Deli, which plans to open in December at 721 Texas Street, will be a 3,500-square foot old-world-style Italian deli with seating for 25 inside and additional outside seating. It will serve Italian sandwiches, prepared meals, salads and desserts. Canepa's will also offer catering.

'Fairfield is hungry for this type of place and we are pleased to add to the growth of downtown," says Gigi Canepa, co-owner with her husband Ray Canepa.

Main Street Yogurt, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, is looking at a February 2009 opening in a 600-square foot location at 717 Texas Street. The store offers a new concept - customers serve themselves from any of the available 10 flavors and five twist combinations and can then add their choice of fresh fruit and candy toppings. The cost is determined by the weight of the item.

"The growth and renovation of downtown offer a wonderful location and opportunity to open this unique yogurt shop which is the first of its kind for Fairfield," says owner and Fairfield resident Dr. Ryan Stilson.

He adds that he is not worried about the current economy having a negative effect on business. "Main Street Yogurt will capitalize on the fact that a person can buy as little or as much as they want. A family of four can dine for less than what two people would pay at a traditional ice cream parlor."

Big Italian Pizzeria is planning to open at 704 Texas Street, across from Stonefield Place in MacInnis Corner, another property developed by Costanzo.
Big Italian Pizzeria will be 950-square feet and have seating for about 25.
It is owned by Evelyn and Piero Tropeano, former owners of Fairfield's New York Pizza Kitchen.

Another restaurant opening in Fairfield is Miko's Japanese Cuisine at 900 Texas Street. It has set November 17 as its first day in business. The 1,950-square foot restaurant will seat 85 customers and feature Japanese and American food. The sushi chef will be Tomo Hiteo, formerly of Rock N Roll Sushi in Vacaville, California. In addition to a sushi bar, co-owners Kurt Souza and Brandi Holstein are planning prime rib for Friday and Saturday nights as well as an area with ten televisions for sports fans.

"The downtown area has a variety of businesses as well as government offices making it a choice location for these restaurants," says Eve Somjen Fairfield's community development director. "We look forward to welcoming them to Fairfield."

About Fairfield

Fairfield (pop. 106,000) is a growing community with a multitude of commercial and residential development opportunities. Located mid-way between San Francisco and Sacramento, Fairfield is the seat of Solano County, Ca. The city is just 20 miles north of Concord, 38 miles northeast of Oakland, 14 miles southeast of the Napa Valley, 45 miles southwest of Sacramento and 42 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Fairfield Offers Important Business Benefits

Fairfield continues to appeal to retail and commercial entities seeking to grow their businesses for many reasons: an accessible Bay Area location, proximity to Travis Air Force Base, abundant space, value-priced real estate, a diverse workforce, and a unique set of regional amenities. For additional information on the city of Fairfield, visit