Broadway Plaza rendering
A new “gateway feature” rest area is planned for Broadway Plaza at the corner of Newell Ave. and S. Broadway in Walnut Creek where the new parking garage is being built. This is directly across from Whole Foods and looks like it will be a nice area to take a break.
Broadway Plaza rendering
Photo by Flickr user doyland
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did anyone make a Leprechaun trap?
Spotted outside the jewelry and home decor shop NIQUEA.D in Danville.
Wandering around Blackhawk Plaza in Danville and you’ll probably see kids feeding the ducks as they waddle in the pond stretching throughout the inside of the plaza. A sign at Draeger’s grocery store explains that any register sells a 6 oz. package of, “unprocessed cracked corn, millet and flax” for $1.95.
Last November when the Heather Farm all abilities playground opened in Walnut Creek I posted about the popularity of the “climbing” hills that were used to slide down with cardboard boxes and pointed out the danger of hitting one of the boulders placed right near the hills. Based on a recent visit it looks like a few of the boulders have been removed which should improve the safety as kids slide down.
Of all the playgrounds this is my favorite one, lots to do!
Thanks to @josephconrad_ for tweeting these “labor dispute demonstration” photos at Restoration Hardware and Uniqlo in downtown Walnut Creek yesterday.
A few years ago I posted about the iconic Rinehart’s jewelry clock in downtown Walnut Creek from 1947 and recently noticed a subtle change with the JEWELRY text switched to GELATO. Note that the clock is directly in front of Honey Berry which just so happens offers gelato for sale.
Photo by Flickr user tasayu
I hope everyone has a great Presidents day and is enjoying the warm weather!
Over the weekend I stopped by Gelateria Naia in downtown Walnut Creek for a quick cone (I prefer their dark chocolate sorbet lately). I ordered my usual, a small, one scoop “bambino” sized sugar cone. It’s the perfect size for me. What irks me is that this size is nowhere to be seen on the menu. People in line with me had no idea about this size and happily ordered a bambino as well. The same with Smitten Ice Cream in Lafayette, no child sizes on the menu although they exist if you ask. On the other hand Lottie’s Creamery, also in downtown Walnut Creek, has a one scoop option on their menu. How hard is that?
Many East Bay neighborhoods have garbage containers like in the above photo. Green for compost, brown for recycle, and blue for garbage. Considering that indoor office recycling bins are blue, Republic Services decided to switch bin colors to match the standards used around the country. The new color scheme will be:
black/gray = garbage, blue = recycle, green = compost
Residents in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville, Alamo, and Blackhawk should expect new containers
by between April and July. late March