Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Last month we learned that the women’s sports clothing store Athleta would be opening in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now opened between Starbucks and the Tesla showroom. Considering that half of Broadway Plaza is closed for redevelopment it’s good to see a new store opening up.
Photo from Lindsay Wildlife
Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween:
Linday Wildlife Museum
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Thursday, October 30th & Friday, October 31, 2014
12:00 – 4:00pm | $8.50
As part of the ten-day Bay Area Science Festival Lindsay Wildlife Museum presents ‘Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween,’ four days of fall fun featuring some of the world’s most frightening creatures – bats, owls, spiders, snakes, vultures and more – in a not-so-scary way. Each family friendly presentation includes meeting live animal ambassadors, learning about their special adaptations, and talking with their keepers.
155 Crescent Plaza, Pleasant Hill
Thanks to everyone who sent in word about Lucky supermarket closing in the Crescent Plaza in downtown Pleasant Hill. They will be closing on November 8th and according to one employee it will be replaced with an Orchard supply hardware store. Stay tuned…
Yet another year has gone by as this blog has turned three! Thanks to everyone for sending in tips, suggestions and participating over the past year; it’s been a fun and informative year and I look forward to what’s in store the next year. Please keep the tips coming and if you have any questions or problems about living here please send them in, thank you!
1259 S. Main St, Walnut Creek
It’s been less than a year since it was first announced and now the Japanese clothing store Unqilo has finally opened in downtown Walnut Creek across from Broadway Plaza. As you can see from the photo above it looks great and with two floors it’s more spacious than other locations. That being said, I miss their great t-shirt collections available in New York and Tokyo.
From Tokyo to Walnut Creek:
Taiko performances over the weekend:
Willows Shopping Center
The framing and art supply store Aaron Brothers has expanded to a corner location in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord and they are open for business while the outside gets remodeled. Check out their coupon page for great 40-50% off deals.
With word that the Vietnamese restaurant Kevin’s Noodle House is reopening in Concord, and considering their Walnut Creek location has been open for a while now, I’m wondering what Vietnamese restaurants people have been going to. There is also Saigon Vietnamese Bistro on Newell Ave. that replaced Pho Saigon. So what’s your favorite Vietnamese restaurant?
Art of Mixology Cocktail Competition:
Orinda Theatre Square
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
4:30pm – 7:00pm | $45
There will be 16 East Bay bars and professional bartenders competing in the first annual Art of Mixologycraft cocktail competition and tasting happening on October 25 at Orinda Theatre Square. The fundraiser, held from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, will support arts programs throughout Lamorinda. Bars from the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Orinda, Lafayette and Walnut Creek will be crafting their tastiest cocktails in the hopes of earning cash, trophies and the claim to Mixologist of the Year.
Participating bars include: Oakland’s Flora Restaurant, Forge, Hutch Cocktails and Oysters, Lungomare and Toast Kitchen + Bar; Lafayette’s The Cooperage American Grille, Metro Lafayette, Roundup Saloon and Yankee Pier; Orinda’s Barbacoa, Casa Orinda and Table 24; Walnut Creek’s Corners Tavern and Walnut Creek Yacht Club; Revival Bar + Kitchen in Berkeley; and Honor Kitchen & Cocktails in Emeryville. The complete list of participating bars and bartenders can be seen at http://OrindaArts.org/Mixology/Bartenders.