This red Ferrari was spotted in downtown Walnut Creek near Cafe Leonidas.
A fast turn-around as Banana Republic reopens across the street in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Back in January I showed a rendering of the outside and it matches perfectly. This is the first store in Broadway Plaza to be remodeled according to the new redevelopment plans and it looks amazing. With high ceilings, large, light-filled windows and a spacious, updated interior it’s no wonder Broadway Plaza decided to do a complete remodel for the 21st Century. Way more comfortable and pleasant to shop. Has anyone had a chance to stop by yet? What do you think?
Last month I made a Friday Question of the Day post asking whether you supported a ban on plastic bags in Walnut Creek (pretty evenly split) due to an impending vote in the Walnut Creek City Council and they have now voted for “banning single-use carryout plastic bags at all restaurants and retail stores, including supermarkets and pharmacies.” according to the Contra Costa Times. The ban will take effect this fall, September for retail stores and December for restaurants and there will be some exemptions such as bags for, “meat, produce, dry-cleaned clothes, prepared foods and prescription medications”.
As someone who has relied on Walnut Creek Target plastic bags to use for trash bags at home I guess I’ll just have to buy plastic bags in bulk at where else, Target, and remember to always bring my own bags for shopping as well. Just remember when grocery shopping to use cloth bags and wash them in a washing machine to remove germs as recycled bags can harbor some dangerous germs.
A new personalized grocery delivery service started by local Walnut Creek woman Brooke Dodson is open for delivery orders beginning today for anywhere in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, Danville and a few other locations. For details on how it works click here and for their pricing page click here.
From their website:
Go-Getters was founded by Brooke Dodson, a girl who loves grocery shopping. As a kid, she loved trips to the store with Mom, eventually taking over the household shopping in high school. While studying Economics at UCLA, she worked as a personal assistant to a Beverly Hills family, and that’s when her idea for a personalized grocery delivery service first began to take shape. Since then, Brooke has worked in marketing in several different industries and received her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UC Davis in 2013. Throughout her career and her education, she continued to assist friends, family, and colleagues with their grocery purchases. In 2014, Brooke decided it was time she took this passion, along with her education, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit to create Go-Getters. Based on the concept of putting the “person” back into personal shopping, Go-Getters offers busy parents, professionals, seniors, and small businesses personalized delivery of groceries and more. Go-Getters currently serves the East San Francisco Bay Area, with hopes for future expansion.
1255 S. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm | RSVP
Please join us as we celebrate our beautiful, new space on March 6th, 7th, and 8th! We will be having a grand opening party on Thursday evening, in-house vendors during normal business hours on Friday and Saturday, and photographer presentations on Friday and Saturday evening. There will be special guests from Leica in attendance along with refreshments, music, and the opportunity to mingle with other area photographers!
Grand Opening Party – Refreshments and fun!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Spotted in downtown Walnut Creek across from Macy’s, the warning says, “DANGER, STAY OUT – STAY ALIVE” which always reminds me of the warning messages at Yosemite at the top of the waterfalls that state, “if you go over the fall, you will die”. Presumably the warning here is not referring to the little man-made waterfall at right, but rather the steep drop at left.
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00am – 2:00pm | $25
Shannon Kaye, Host of Fresh Coat on the DIY Channel and one of the Bay Area’s top color experts, hosts an interactive and engaging workshop aimed at helping you choose the perfect color palette for your home. With an insightful review of the color wheel and basic color theory, Shannon shares her personal and intuitive process for creating your best environment with color and light.
In this unique interactive session, Shannon helps you choose the perfect colors for your home. Whether you’re establishing your new home, renovating, or just freshening up, Shannon shows you how to create the perfect color palette for your walls, furnishings, and accessories.
What to Expect
Shannon starts with a review of the color wheel, a few classic color combinations and some real life examples of how those colors translate to your interiors.
Next, she talks about how to bring out the best in the architectural details and surfaces around your home.
Finally, if you bring a decorative object from your home, Shannon will reveal her process for creating color schemes with that as your starting point.
Color impacts how you feel about your home, yourself, and your everyday life. Learn how to use it so you can welcome guests with confidence and enjoy the beauty around you every day.
When: Sat. March 22, 11am-2pm
Where: Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 95459
Metered street parking and some parking in the rear.
Refreshments will be served.
Cost: $25 Limited seating. Register now to ensure a seat.
Last month I noted that The French Bakery was closing in Lafayette and a new restaurant featuring local & sustainable comfort foods called American Kitchen will be opening in this spot in May. Check out their draft sandwich menu here. Which one of these would you most like to try? I love how they may offer PB&J as well as lobster rolls and cod sliders. Of course I’ll have to try the AK Burger.
From their Facebook page:
Rustic, approachable, casual – an anytime eatery with a walk-up window for quick bites to-go or stay and gather in this renovated old “mill-house” space. Farmhouse style with picnic tables out front, community seating, a fun neighborhood joint for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. ‘Kitchy’ yet clean & comfortable; ‘Americana’ in spirit, yet contemporary in style. A gathering place, a shack, a watering hole, a country house where we welcome you to our ‘chef driven’ American Kitchen…a new restaurant & gathering place where it’s an ‘all in the family’ food & bevy experience; fun for folks from all walks of life…serving only the finest all natural, sustainable foods & bevies!
Back in January I noted that the high-end camera store Camera West would be relocating to make room for the Japanese clothing store Uniqlo at the corner of S. Main St. and Botelho Dr. in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now reopened right next door, still on the second floor. The Leica boutique when you enter looks incredible. This is the place to go for high-end photography equipment. They also offer, “used equipment, accessories, instruction, camera maintenance and repair”, and trade/buy equipment as well. Check out their Facebook page here.