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Douglah Designs Showroom Opening Nov. 1st in Downtown Lafayette

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3535 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

The second Douglah Designs showroom will be opening this Saturday, November 1st in La Fiesta Square in downtown Lafayette. As noted previously, This location will feature lighting and plumbing fixtures, sinks, tile and more in addition to their other showroom down the street at 3586 Mt Diablo Blvd. Check out inside preview photos on their Facebook page here.

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18/8 Fine Men’s Salon Opens in Downtown Lafayette

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15 Fiesta Ln, Lafayette

The men’s salon 18/8 that we learned would be opening in downtown Lafayette back in June opened this week. Located near the Cooperage, both the outside and inside look great as you can see. Check out the services they offer here. There is a 2 for 1 special deal for new customers for executive style haircuts. Check out photos of the inside below.

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Athleta Opens in Broadway Plaza

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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.

Uniqlo Opens in Walnut Creek

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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.

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Taiko performances over the weekend:
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Learning Express Toys Opening Nov. 21st in Downtown Lafayette

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3568 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

After a few years without a toy store, a new toy store called Learning Express Toys is opening in downtown Lafayette on November 21st where Traction Cycling used to be on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Learning Express Toys has locations nationwide with the nearest location in San Ramon.

From their website:

Learning Express is the nation’s leading franchisor of educational toy stores. To date, there are more than 130 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. These local stores are dedicated to providing quality toys, expert staff, exceptional customer service, and community support through fundraising—the keystones of the Learning Express brand.

jinny Women’s Designer Boutique Opening Soon in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1575 Botelho Dr, Walnut Creek

The women’s fashion boutique jinny, originally based in Columbus, Ohio, is moving to downtown Walnut Creek next to the men’s clothing store Atlas on Botelho Dr.

From their website:

jinny, a women’s designer boutique destination founded by L.A. fashion industry transplant Jin H Fillinger, marked its launch on August 19, 2006 in the heart of the Short North neighborhood of Downtown Columbus, OH.

Finding a lack of aspirational boutiques in Columbus to satiate her fashion pangs, Jin developed jinny in the creative and burgeoning Downtown market to give women with similar frustrations an outlet for their sartorial enthusiasm.