–Cafe Delle Stelle is looking for a facelift. The casual Italian restaurant is located in the historic, two-story Sturm building, at 1532 North Main Street and the corner of Lincoln Avenue. This building, with its distinctive second-floor balcony, used to house the Melting Pot fondue restaurant. In the 1940s, the building featured The Nut Bowl Fountain. Historical records show that this corner, in fact, was the site for a variety of “fountains,” popular eateries at the time.
The owners of the building would like to alter the facade of the building, the style of which is called “1930s artistic front commerical.” The owners would like to make it more upscale Mediterrenean/Tuscan, with new details such as having a front entry way with faux stone columns.
The landlord also told Walnut Creek Design Review Commissioners that the restaurant’s owner is looking to fix up the interior of the restaurant to make it feel less casual and more high end. Hmm, it’s not clear, from reviewing the Design Review Commission records, if that means the end of Cafe Delle Stelle, or Cafe Delle Stelle in a new, improved form.