Daily Life

Uh oh, is that what I think it is at the Broadway Plaza Parking Garage?!

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The new Broadway Plaza garage behind Macy’s is looking great in downtown Walnut Creek. But has anyone noticed these boxes at the entrances? I hope that’s not what I think it is, but it sure does look like parking tolls to me. A valet parking attendant mentioned that Broadway Plaza will start charging in the new year. Anyone know what’s going on?

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Events

Apple Z Playing at Moraga Commons Park on June 23rd

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Apple Z Playing:

Moraga Commons Park
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

You are invited to join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of MPF will cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6:00 pm.

Restaurants

California Pizza Kitchen Opening June 28th at Agora Apartment Complex in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1325 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

California Pizza Kitchen will be opening in a huge new spot a short walk from their previous Broadway Plaza location in the new Agora apartment development in downtown Walnut Creek on June 28th. This location will feature an outdoor patio including counter seating in front of a giant roll-up garage door window. The inside looks amazing, check out the photos after the jump for a peek and have a look at their menu here.

Some new menu items will include:

  • Summer seasonal menu items like the California Fields Salad, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Lime Margarita and more!
  • Fire-Grilled Ribeye cooked with house-made pinot noir sea salt, topped with creamy bleu cheese butter and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad
  • Hearth-Roasted Halibut, wild caught from Alaska and roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro, grilled asparagus and baby kale
  • Roasted Garlic Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables, a crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with a medley of the season’s freshest vegetables
  • Rotating, featured seasonal dishes, hand-tossed pizzas and more

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More photos after the jump… Continue Reading

Events

Friday Night at Lindsay! in Walnut Creek on June 24th

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Friday Night at Lindsay!:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek
Friday, June 24th, 2016
6:00pm – 8:30pm | $12

Kick-off Camp Lindsay: What adventures happen in the evening? Roadrunner ambassador at LindsayCheck out animals at night! And meet our new roadrunner! Cruise through our “Glow Room” and get up close and personal to our owls, rabbits and opossum! Join us for a family-oriented event. Meet animals, make crafts or star gaze with the Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society. Sliders Food Truck will be in the parking lot, so come chow down on some delicious burgers!

Fee: $8 for members, $12 for non-members. Children under 2 free with one paid admission. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Tickets will be sold at the door!

Restaurants

Cool Tea Bar Opening Soon in Danville

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251 Hartz Ave, Danville

Thanks to a reader for sending word and photo that a new bubble tea cafe called Cool Tea Bar is opening in Danville where Bibi Bazaar used to be on Hartz Ave. Check out their website here. It looks like they have a few San Francisco locations as well as one each in San Jose and Sacramento.

Shopping

Oceane Beauty Coming Soon to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Several months ago we found out that Wetzel’s Pretzels would be coming to a kiosk in Broadway Plaza and now the other kiosk will soon be home to the skincare shop Oceane Beauty.

From their website:

The two key ingredients that make the Oceane line stand tall above the competition is Pearl Powder and Marine Plant Stem Cells, both well known for their age defying and beautifying properties.

 

Events

C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek June 24th – June 26th

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C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, June 24th – Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Making its SF/Walnut Creek debut, Max McLean takes audiences on a fascinating theatrical adventure as C.S. Lewis, tracing his journey from atheism to belief in C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert.
Adapted almost exclusively from Lewis’ writings, Max McLean inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother, his estranged relationship with his father and the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker to the most accessible and eloquent Christian intellectual of the 20th Century.

Restaurants

Dunkin’ Donuts Opening on June 22nd in Walnut Creek

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San Miguel Center, Walnut Creek

Dunkin’ Donuts, which we learned back last December would be coming to the San Miguel Center in downtown Walnut Creek will be opening this Wednesday, June 22nd. This will be their first East Bay Area location with more to come… Check out their menu here. Who is ready for donuts and coffee? Time to make the donuts… 🙂
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Shopping

GAP Reopens in New Broadway Plaza Spot in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

We knew for a while that GAP would be relocating to the new Broadway Plaza redevelopment in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now reopened in a beautiful two story section on the backside of Broadway Plaza between Nordstrom and Macy’s. It’s much bigger than the previous location and both the outside architecture and inside look great. Plenty of natural light thanks to giant vertical windows that run straight up from the ground floor. Note the comfortable lounge area in front.