Walnut Creek

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Is Downtown Walnut Creek becoming more Dangerous?


Last month someone was shot and killed in downtown Walnut Creek late at night after bars such as Crogan’s and Redux were closing. Last night the Planning Commission met to determine whether to “modify or revoke the establishment’s [Crogan’s] “deemed approved” status, which may affect the establishment’s ability to operate and to sell and serve alcoholic beverages.”

Do you think downtown Walnut Creek is becoming more dangerous as it becomes more urban? One reader asks, “Is Crogan’s going to Survive?” Can anything be done to make downtown safer while still maintaining a lively nightlife?


Walnut Festival Kids Fish-In Adventure on Sept 24th & Sept 25th at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek

Via Walnut Festival Facebook
Walnut Festival Kids Fish-In Adventure:

Heather Farm Park
301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 – Sunday, September 25th, 2016
7:00am – 11:00am | Free ($5 suggested donation)

Before the festival begins, there will be a free fishing derby at the Heather Farm Park lake, where children will be able to learn to fish. Poles and bait will be provided. Fishing will be available from 7:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The suggested donation for the event is $5. To register, visit the Fishing Derby page on the Walnut Festival website or call 925-935-6766.


The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Sept 22nd – 24th

The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, September 22nd – Saturday, September 24th

The game is afoot! From the folks who brought you Z is for…Zombie: An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse and Spontaneous Shakespeare! comes Synergy Theater’s latest improvisational tour de force, The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes! Murder, mystery and mayhem abound in this hysterical homage to the master sleuth and his dear friend Watson. Created entirely on the spot and all based on audience suggestions, this completely off-the-cuff who-done-it will have you howling with laughter and shrieking with delight! Astounding, you say? Not at all, my friend, it’s elementary.

Running Time: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, with one intermission


XCVI Returns to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s been a few years and now the fashion boutique XCVI has returned to Broadway Plaza near the fountain area. Previously they were here as a pop-up but I’ve been told they will be here at least a year and possibly longer.

From their website:

XCVI is about luxury, wearability, comfort. The luxury of super-soft, breathable fabrics that drape without clinging, skimming a woman’s curves, flattering her body.

The wearability of clothes that mix-and-match or work as a complete ensemble. We create clothes that can be worn every day in a thousand different ways. Clothes that feel comfortable all day long. Clothes that can be worn from day to evening, can be dressed up or down. Clothes that are versatile.


Safeway Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

The Orchards shopping center across the street from Encina Grande on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek is finally open with Safeway (and Wells Fargo) being the first two stores to open. The Safeway is huge with a Starbucks inside and something I haven’t seen in any other Safeway before: cafe seating. That’s great that people will have a place to eat!



Anthropologie & Co. Reopens in Gigantic Spot in Downtown Walnut Creek

1149 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

Anthropologie & Co. has combined their BHLDN Weddings and Terrain brands to reopen in downtown Walnut Creek in a HUGE 30,000 sf spot where Barnes & Noble used to be. In addition to wedding dresses on the second floor,  and the outdoor “terrain” areas located on both balconies as well as the entrance main entrance, the new location features a furniture design center and offers a huge selection of accessories and home décor in addition to clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and much more.

This is currently the only Anthropologie superstore on the West Coast so check out the photos after the jump and drop by to check out everything they offer.


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