Pelican Rock Moving to Danville Mid May

1378 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The men’s clothing store Pelican Rock that opened a couple of years ago in Walnut Creek is moving to Danville and plans on re-opening mid May. Check out their Facebook page here. They will be located downtown at 178 East Prospect, a street with quite a few clothing boutiques so they’ll fit right in.

Future Danville home:
178 East Prospect, Danville

Buon Vino Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1545 Locust St, Walnut Creek

The long anticipated wine tasting room Buon Vino opened in downtown Walnut Creek yesterday and right now they’re offering a selection of eight different Napa and Sonoma wines (six ounces for $10) for their grand opening. Those six ounces can be split any way so you could try three two ounce wines, or one six ounce glass of wine. You can buy bottles of wine there and no bottle is over $20.

Check out the choices below:

There are standing areas around the front of the store and in the back there is a gigantic table that’s available for hourly rentals that includes a couple of bottles of wine, and there’s a TV as well so according to the owner if you’re looking for a place to host a Bachelor/Bachelorette viewing party look no farther.


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Atlas & Athena Opens in Pleasant Hill

45 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill

Back in February I noted that the men’s clothing store Atlas was opening a new location in downtown Pleasant Hill as well as expanding into women’s fashion and Atlas & Athena has now been open since last Friday in the Pleasant Hill shopping center on Crescent Drive in the clock tower. I dropped by to check it out and get some photos and as expected it looks amazing. With huge ceilings, windows and an expansive floor space it feels really bright and airy throughout. Combine that with a great design aesthetic makes this a great spot to check out the latest men’s and now women’s fashion.

There are plans for the clock tower to be redeveloped with a new, bigger clock, slider windows and a patio area in front so stay tuned for updates…


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ECHO Grove, A Natural Place for Gifts Opens in Orinda

Orinda Theatre Square

Over the weekend the gift shop ECHO Grove, featuring a “curated collection of handmade goods” from the bay area and elsewhere in the United States opened in Orinda Theatre Square. There are various sections such as housewares, women’s goods, jewelry, kids, electronic accessories (such as iPad stands) and men’s goods; each item displays a small card with the artist’s name, location and description explaining the item further in-depth which I appreciated. Check out their Facebook page here and website here. The closeup photos below show off some of the beautiful work featured throughout the store.


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Edwards Luggage Signage Up in New Broadway Plaza Location


Last month Edwards Luggage reopened in a new Broadway Plaza location in downtown Walnut Creek and their outside signage is now up. Looks like they rebranded themselves as Edwards – Everything Travel which was a great decision as it better describes what their store is all about. Not just luggage. Check out their website here.