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Off the Grid Food Trucks Coming to Old McDonald’s Parking Lot in Downtown Walnut Creek beginning July 14th

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From a press release:

Food truck lovers rejoice! Beginning on Tuesday, July 14th the community of Walnut Creek can come together to enjoy a variety of Off the Grid food trucks, live entertainment from Oakland’s Borrowed Trouble rock band, wine and beer garden, and lots of tasty reasons to come back every Tuesday with family and friends for this ongoing weekly event.

The location is what truly makes this food truck event unique. The shuttered McDonald’s restaurant parking lot on N. California Blvd. has been graciously donated by Rescore Property Company in order for Walnut Creek to provide this event in a safe and central location. It’s an inspiring example of how a community can repurpose a dated fast food parking lot into a modern food truck and entertainment experience.

“Walnut Creek Downtown has worked diligently for several years to bring an exciting food truck event to downtown for our community to come out and enjoy together,” says Byron Best, Executive Director of Walnut Creek Downtown. “By partnering with the City of Walnut Creek and using the new Downtown Enhancement Initiatives funds, we were able to see this event come to fruition with Off the Grid who we’re extremely excited to work with.”

The rotating lineup of nine food trucks in Walnut Creek will include Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, Gyro Stop Kebab G, ADOruBOwl, and IzzyA’s Frozen Custard. Find the full lineup available at http://offthegridsf.com.

What: Off the Grid: Walnut Creek Downtown food truck event

Where: Walnut Creek Downtown @ 1380 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94596

When: Tuesday, July 14 (and every subsequent Tuesday) 5 to 9 p.m. with music from 6 to 8 p.m.

Shopping

Scuttlebutt – Restoration Hardware Relocating to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Pointe, Walnut Creek

The upscale home goods store Restoration Hardware, located in downtown Walnut Creek in the Broadway Pointe shopping plaza, is looking to relocate to a new flagship store across the street in Broadway Plaza according to a reliable source. It’s not definite but it looks like it would be located where the Macy’s men’s store is on the backside next to the restaurant Stanford’s. This will take place at a later phase within the Broadway Plaza plan. Stay tuned…

Events

Movie Magic Under the Stars – Into the Woods at Civic Park in Walnut Creek on June 27th

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Movie Magic Under the Stars – Into the Woods:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 27th, 2015
6:30pm | Free

Walnut Creek Downtown (WCD) and The City of Walnut Creek take families to the cinema with “Movies Under the Stars” – two nights of free, al fresco music and film-watching fun at Civic Park. “The Last Minute Band” will provide pre-movie entertainment. Families are encouraged to settle in with comfy chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Please, no pets.

Events

Outside @ Lesher Center – Dead Winter Carpenters on June 25th

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Outside @ Lesher Center – Dead Winter Carpenters:

Lesher Center for the Arts (outside)
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
5:30pm – 7:00pm | Free

The place to be this summer is Outside @ Lesher Center! On Thursday, June 25, join us for the inaugural performance of Summer Sounds! This outdoor summer concert series is FREE and takes place on the outside plaza of the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts in the heart of Downtown Walnut Creek.

After rocking out to stellar entertainment, extend your summer evening by enjoying the fine dining and shopping Downtown Walnut Creek is known for!

Dead Winter Carpenters is a five-piece Alt-Country band from North Lake Tahoe, California, whose music has been described as an Americana blend of progressive bluegrass, roots rock, and folk with an influence from the Bakersfield Sound. They have performed at prominent venues such as The Fillmore and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado, and the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as playing notable music festivals like High Sierra in California. They have also appeared on stage with the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush, The Travelin’ McCourys, and Chris Shiflett.