Time flies, doesn’t it?  I used to teach a concept to my JM Hanks high school students that I called “The Spiral of Time.”  Basically, that means that the older one gets, the quicker time seems to pass.  When you are 5 years old, the summer seems to last forever (thanks, Bryan Adams!)  When you talk to your 80 year old grandma, a year flies by like a week.  Why is that?  Think about it as a relative equation…a year is literally ¼ of my son’s life; it’s 1/38 of mine, 1/68 of my father, etc.  Make sense?

Where were you 10 years ago this December?  I was preparing for my daughter’s 5th birthday in Texas, and I was in the second year of running my music promotion business.  City Beach was planning its grand opening at our Fremont location at 4020 Technology Place.  Would it work?  How would people find us?  What would they make of our crazy, hybrid business model?

As we now know, City Beach has been a rousing success.  We have played a part in the lives of so many residents of Fremont and the surrounding areas that it seems that there are very few locals that haven’t been here in some capacity (Family Fun Night, Restaurant, Rock Gym, Kid’s Birthday Party, a Corporate event, etc.)  Through tough times (9/11 and NUMMI’s closing) and good times (the robust mid-2000’s economy and the Silicon Valley tech explosion), City Beach has been a mainstay in the fabric of Fremont’s social network.  We love our regulars, we honor our local residents, and we are proud members of the 4th largest (and most-friendly!) city in the Bay Area.

Throughout 2011, City Beach will be offering special fun stuff for our old and new friends.  If you haven’t been here in awhile, come back and try our new menu and experience our commitment to quality food and service.  If you have always heard about what a cool place City Beach is, then come in and see for yourself!  Play some Bocce Ball on our outdoor patio, bring your kid to a birthday party or come climb the walls (literally) with Marcus and his team of climbers.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter to keep up with us.

Thanks to Fremont and the Tri-City area for 10 great years, and here’s to another 10!