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XCVI Returns to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s been a few years and now the fashion boutique XCVI has returned to Broadway Plaza near the fountain area. Previously they were here as a pop-up but I’ve been told they will be here at least a year and possibly longer.

From their website:

XCVI is about luxury, wearability, comfort. The luxury of super-soft, breathable fabrics that drape without clinging, skimming a woman’s curves, flattering her body.

The wearability of clothes that mix-and-match or work as a complete ensemble. We create clothes that can be worn every day in a thousand different ways. Clothes that feel comfortable all day long. Clothes that can be worn from day to evening, can be dressed up or down. Clothes that are versatile.


Safeway Opens in Orchards Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

The Orchards shopping center across the street from Encina Grande on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek is finally open with Safeway (and Wells Fargo) being the first two stores to open. The Safeway is huge with a Starbucks inside and something I haven’t seen in any other Safeway before: cafe seating. That’s great that people will have a place to eat!



Anthropologie & Co. Reopens in Gigantic Spot in Downtown Walnut Creek

1149 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

Anthropologie & Co. has combined their BHLDN Weddings and Terrain brands to reopen in downtown Walnut Creek in a HUGE 30,000 sf spot where Barnes & Noble used to be. In addition to wedding dresses on the second floor,  and the outdoor “terrain” areas located on both balconies as well as the entrance main entrance, the new location features a furniture design center and offers a huge selection of accessories and home décor in addition to clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and much more.

This is currently the only Anthropologie superstore on the West Coast so check out the photos after the jump and drop by to check out everything they offer.


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Let the Demolition Begin – Veranda Shopping Center Coming to Concord

Diamond Blvd, Concord

Back in April we learned that a new shopping center called The Veranda would be opening in Concord right next to the Willows Shopping Center where former Chevron offices used to be on Diamond Blvd. and the demolition is almost over. With a 365 by Whole Foods supermarket plus a movie theater this is going to be a great compliment to Willows. I look forward to checking it out when it opens next year.


Art and Science of Eyewear Relocating within La Fiesta Square in Lafayette


La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Art and Science of Eyewear is relocating within La Fiesta Square in Lafayette from their current spot next to Starbucks on Mt. Diablo Blvd. to the former Itrim location on Moraga Rd. and are planning on opening sometime in November. Check out their website here and look for their booth at the Lafayette Art & Wine festival this weekend.


BevMo! gets Remodeled at N. Main St. Location in Walnut Creek

2940 N. Main St. Walnut Creek

Last month we saw the new BevMo! styling when the Lafayette location opened and now their 22 year old Walnut Creek location on N. Main St. in Walnut Creek has been completely remodeled in a similar style.  New sections include, a wine vault dedicated to unique and premium wines, rare and unique scotch, cognac and whiskeys, an expanded deli area including sandwiches and salads and a new party section.


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