2151 Salvio St, Concord
A couple of weeks ago we learned that The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop would be opening very soon in Concord across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and they are now open. The recording studio is in back with a large window you can peer into while they’re recording. Check out their bar menu here and their current beer menu here.
1376 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that the stationery store Papyrus is closing today in downtown Walnut Creek. When I dropped by this weekend their remaining greeting cards were $1 with 90% off everything else. According to a store employee they will be eventually relocating to Broadway Plaza after the redevelopment is finished.
A few days ago I noted that the Park Plaza redevelopment was almost finished in downtown Lafayette and the building at left in the photo below is the location of the Pioneer store as explained in the plaque.
Photo by Flickr user djwtwo
Since we learned recently that Noah’s Bagels is coming to Walnut Creek, I’ve been wondering where people go for their bagels. Lafayette also has a Noah’s Bagels, downtown Walnut Creek has House of Bagels. When I’m in New York I usually go to H&H. Is it possible to find a New York quality bagel in the East Bay? Or is it something in the water that makes this an impossible task?
3545 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Back in May we learned that Smitten Ice Cream opened in downtown Lafayette and their signage is now up. Check out their menu here.
178 East Prospect, Danville
Back in April I noted that Pelican Rock Men’s Clothing was moving from Walnut Creek to Danville and they are now open. Check out their Facebook page here.
1574 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek
Back in April I noted that Mona’s Burgers and Shakes would be opening in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek this summer and they are progressing with their signage up now and a Craigslist post looking for servers, cooks and cashiers. Their Facebook page is subtitled, “burger restaurant, hot dog joint, salad bar”.
702 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville
The gift store David M. Brian is opening a new location in Danville where Elegant Clutter used to be in the Danville Livery. They also have a location in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and Greenbrae. Check out their website here.
This yellow Ferrari was spotted in downtown Danville.
1524 Locust St Walnut Creek
Back last October I noted that Inge’s Footwear had downsized in Walnut Creek and now they are having a moving sale as they will be be relocating in Walnut Creek by the end of the year somewhere near Keiser Permanente on Newell Ave. and S. Main St.