Sprouts & Shutters: What Businesses Are Opening Around Town

Here’s your monthly roundup of retail, restaurant and other business news and happenings in the Fremont, Newark, Union City and Milpitas.

Wondering what new businesses are opening up in your town? Our new monthly “Sprouts & Shutters” column highlights restaurant, retail and other business news in Fremont, Newark, Union City and Milpitas.


Beat the late summer heat with a frozen treat at Fremont’s new Nirvanaah. The new eatery specializes in frozen desserts with an Indian flair, such “Kulfi-Koolers” and rose petal, saffron and cardamom ice cream flavors. Nirvanaah opened in June in So Frais Frozen Yogurt Café’s old space on Mowry Avenue next to Chaat Bhavan. See more dessert options at nirvanaah.com.

A little election time tie-in here: Staples, the office supply chain that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney helped launch, opened a second Fremont store this summer at the Fremont Hub next to Radio Shack. Fremont’s original Staples is located on Boscell Road. 

Catch up on other recent Fremont Patch business news: Read about the recent Half Price Books, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"half-price-books-store-re-opens-in-fremont-hub"} --> move to the Fremont Hub, find out about the city’s new center and learn about the new organic grocery store and closures, and openings at NewPark Mall plus the new and , the new center and the new restaurant at the end of June.

Uotomo Sushi opened recently near the new Grocery Outlet. The new Japanese eatery replaced Sushi One this summer on W. Calaveras Boulevard. Curious what other sushi fans think of the change? You can read recent reviews here on Yelp.

Looking for more new Milpitas businesses? Read recent Patch coverage about the new and shops in the Great Mall, closure of and opening of


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