Encina Grande, Walnut Creek
Last month Whole Foods opened in the newly remodeled Encina Grande shopping center in Walnut Creek and now PetSmart is open as well. They opened last week on Black Friday. With Petco open across the street in the new Orchards shopping center there are now plenty of options for pet owners. I ended up buying a nice looking pleco for my son’s aquarium. No more algae?
1321 Locust St, Walnut Creek
The popular downtown Walnut Creek coffee shop appropriately named, Coffee Shop, which opened just last year, is now sporting a public parklet in front with numerous tables to match what Peet’s has a few stores down. Interestingly, according to the parklet plan posted on the window, “ALL SEATING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC”.
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Think the market is cooling down? Not so fast. Here’s a stunner in Lafayette’s Happy Valley that just sold for $400,000 over the listing price.
This five bed, four bath home closed last month for $2,500,000. Marketed as an amazing 3.5 acre property with an orchard below, it was on the market for 14 days.
Address: 3913 Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette, CA
List Price: $2,100,000
Sold Price: $2,500,000
Days on Market: 14
Close of escrow: 10/20/16
Listing courtesy of Ann Ward, Village Associates Real Estate
355 Hartz Ave, Danville
A new stationery and crafting store called Live Happy Paper Crafts has opened in Danville on Hartz Ave. If you do crafting you’ll definitely want to check this place out.
According to a sign in their window Kanpai Poke should be opening today, “November 29th”. Check out their menu here and try a sushirrito!
Orinda Theatre Square
ECHO Grove, the gift shop featuring a “curated collection of handmade goods” which opened a couple of years ago in Orinda Theatre Square is closing next month. If you’re looking for that perfect gift in Orinda check out this gift guide from WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN.
From their Facebook page:
We will be finishing out this holiday season and will have a limited schedule in January to handle returns and the wind down of the shop.
Come down to the Grove and get 25% everything in the store and 65% off of all clearance items. Plus we will be making deals on fixtures and store equipment. All the gifts you’ve come to love, now much cheaper than before.
370 Hartz Ave, Danville
In July we found out about a new ice cream shop called BlooGrape Organic Sworls would be opening in Danville on Hartz Ave. and the signage is now up and according to an online help wanted ad they are expected to open soon. Check out their story here.