Cycle Scape Indoor Cycling Gym Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1657 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Cycle Scape, downtown Walnut Creek’s first indoor cycling gym that we learned would be opening over the summer is now open. Check out their schedule here and pricing here. (When I stopped by there were postcards inside offering a free pass for a class). The cycling area for the 45 minute classes has plenty of Carbon Blue Schwinn stationary bikes and there is a weighted bar you can use to get a complete workout with the instructor at front. On the opposite wall are two giant video screens that show scenery from around the world, music videos, movies etc. The sound system is incredible. There are two private showers and plenty of locker space available. The copper accents inside are gorgeous; check out the photos below to see what I mean.

From their website:

Cycle Scape, Walnut Creek’s new indoor cycling boutique, helps you get an intense cardio workout on state-of-the-art Schwinn stationary bikes (Carbon Blue) in a luxurious, spa-like setting.

Cycle Scape will be the first boutique indoor cycling studio in Walnut Creek and one of the first to combine a mental component of inspirational coaching, great music, HD video and a full body workout on a bike using weights.  Riders will not only burn calories to a one of a kind playlist, get an intense 45 minute cardio workout, but they will also enjoy a party-on-wheels and leave their stress behind.

Each 45-minute class is a complete Workout


More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue reading

Ramen Hiroshi Opening in Early December in Downtown Walnut Creek

1633 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek

The hotly anticipated ramen-ya Hiroshi Ramen that was expected to open earlier this month will be opening most likely in early December. I had a chance to chat with the owner Hiroshi who it turns out owned Yakitori Hiroshi in Dublin and worked in Tokyo for 10 years. This restaurant will focus on ramen noodle dishes such as pork tonkotsu ramen, miso ramen, tantan-men as well as a clear chicken base ramen. There will also be appetizers such as karaage and gyoza. As for yakitori, they’re considering opening a second restaurant in the area focusing on yakitori. Just writing about this is making me hungry… Yum!

RadioShack Closes in Downtown Walnut Creek

1537 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that RadioShack has closed in downtown Walnut Creek on N. Main St. This is not the only one in Walnut Creek that has closed as Claycord reports that the RadioShack in the Encina Grande Shopping Center on Ygnacio Valley Rd. has also closed.

What is the last thing you ever bought at a RadioShack? I bought a stereo cable adapter a few years ago and have checked out the Arduino kits they have but that’s about it.


“3 Still Standing” Film Exclusive at Walnut Creek Library Tomorrow


“3 Still Standing” Film Exclusive:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Friday, November 21st, 2014
7:30pm – 10:00pm | $12 (suggested)

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation is sponsoring Mountain Shadow Film Society’s presentation of “3 Still Standing: Johnny Steele, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Will Durst.”
Straight from its premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mountain Shadow is pleased to bring this documentary/comedy exclusively to Walnut Creek!
Description: It’s 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the “big time” are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy “crash” hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, Will, Larry and Johnny scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant, and true to the art form they love. – 90 minutes. non-rated.
Filmmakers Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero will present their work and engage the audience at both performances! Plus a LIVE performance by one of the 3 stand-up comics from the film!
Two Shows: Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 | 7:30 PM

Yalla Mediterranean Opening in December in Pleasant Hill

55 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill

Last month we learned that Daphne’s California Greek in Pleasant Hill would be transforming into Yalla Mediterranean due to new ownership wanting to try out a different concept. It is expected to open next month in December. According to this article from Nation’s Restaurant News, if this initial Pleasant Hill restaurant proves successful they may switch other restaurants to Yalla Mediterranean as well so it looks like Daphne’s in Walnut Creek may be in for a change… From the article:

Yalla Mediterranean will continue Daphne’s healthful emphasis and fast-casual format, tapping what is a growing hunger for flavors of that region.

Check out their menu here.


Open interviews this Saturday:

Lafayette Parking Workshop Tomorrow


Lafayette Parking Workshop:

Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for a workshop to discuss downtown parking and potential
strategies to address the issue. We are interested in hearing your
thoughts on parking and ways to solve the issues that we face.

This is the second in a series of downtown parking workshops to
obtain feedback from the community to help the City draft its
future parking policies. The focus of this meeting will be the East
End, as circled in the map below.

CorePower Yoga Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek Early 2015


Thanks to a reader for sending word that CorePower Yoga is coming to downtown Walnut Creek. I have confirmed they are planning to open in the first quarter of 2015 somewhere near lululemon on S. Main St. where they currently offer yoga classes on Sundays. I’ve heard the second floor where Adib’s Persian Rug Company used to be although the location has not been confirmed yet. Check out their class descriptions here.

From their website:

CorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to everyone through a variety of yoga styles for beginners and more advanced yoga students, and class times to meet any schedule.

We believe in the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.

1375 N Main St, Walnut Creek

Free Kids Ornament Workshop at Original Mel’s in Downtown Walnut Creek on Wednesday


Free Kids Ornament Workshop:

Original Mel’s
1394 N Main St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | free

Cotton Candy Bar – $5 & up
Free Kids Ornament Workshop – make one for home & one for the Nov. 29 Civic Park Tree Lighting – Mel’s Dinner – 1394 N. Main St.
Hot Cocoa/Cider – Mancini’s Sleepworld – 1359 N. Main St.
Live Music – Steinway Piano Gallery – 1605 Bonanza St.
Harpist – Café Leonidas – 1397 N. Main St.