Black Bear Diner has been slowly been making its push into the Tri-Valley. With locations in Tracy and Walnut Creek they having been teasing us with those huge portions and traditional diner style service. Pleasanton, your time has finally come. Black Bear Diner will be taking over the Abhiruchi Indian restaurant at 5100 Hopyard Road.
5100 Hopyard Road has been sitting vacant for since late last summer with 5,000 square feet of restaurant space a large parking lot. Over the past few years there has been multiple operators and multiple name changes including Chef India Cuisine, Mauyra Indian Cuisine, and Abhiruchi Indian. Prior to this the space was occupied by the long-time local favorite Maestro’s Ristorante Italiano.
I would expect the building to under-go heavy renovation prior to opening. Having gone through the space since the closure, the frequent turn-over took a toll and the lack of updating in the past 20 years was obvious. Black Bear will be a great addition to the area and this is a great site for the family-oriented breakfast chain.