The Tail Haven Hotel & Day Lounge Opens in Lafayette

3399 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

I spotted this across the street and thought that was an awfully small place for a HOTEL until I looked closer and realized it’s a DOG hotel. :) They opened last October across from the Lafayette Animal Hospital and in addition to day care and boarding also offer training and adoptions. Check out their website here. Check out their available dogs for adoption here.


House of Beads Closing in Downtown Walnut Creek

1349 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Back in May we learned that the House of Beads spot in downtown Walnut Creek was up for lease and they are now closing at the end of February. One person working there mentioned that they’d like to relocate so check out their website here for updates. Could the parking meter changes made last year in downtown Walnut Creek be affecting local businesses?


9 Game Zone Applies to Serve Alcohol in Pleasant Hill

548 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

The recently opened karaoke/pool club 9 Game Zone has applied to serve alcohol (beer and wine).

From their Facebook page:

We are open everyday of the year!!!
Service including pool, karaoke, video games, party catering.
Our kitchen and alcohol are coming soon!!!



CorePower Yoga in Walnut Creek Opening in February

1375 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Back in November we learned that CorePower Yoga would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and they will be opening next month in February. They have a “Founding Black Tag Member” deal through February 12th.

From their website:

Located on the northwest side of N. Main street Cypress and Duncan Street, the Walnut Creek studio is easily accessible from Interstate 680. This studio houses two large and luxurious yoga rooms as well as a range of amenities including an additional exercise room, changing rooms with showers and private lockers. This studio also features a full retail boutique showcasing men’s & women’s active wear and accessories


Park Plaza Turning into a Mini Ferry Building in Downtown Lafayette

Park Plaza, Lafayette

The new Park Plaza development in downtown Lafayette is turning into a veritable mini Ferry Building with news from Diablo Dish that a new shop called “The Store” will be opening featuring, “artisanal, prepared foods to go… run by a collaboration of folks from San Francisco’s Ferry Building food complex.”. This is in addition to the gluten-free bakery Mariposa opening next door which also has a location at the Ferry Building.

Although the photo above looks like two separate stores if you look inside you’ll see it’s open inside so I wonder if it will take up both spots. Stay tuned…



More Progress on Macy’s in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Check out the latest progress on Macy’s in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Compare to the reddish tiles on the old Macy’s. Which style and coloring do you like more? Note that the Believe sign is actually hiding glass paneling which is going to thankfully allow plenty of natural light inside.


The 57,000 square foot side expansion:


Macy’s Garage in Broadway Plaza Closed for Renovations beginning Today


With the holiday season having finished the Macy’s parking garage in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut creek is now closed due to the massive redevelopment going on. The new multi-level parking garage next to Nordstrom opened last month and there is complementary valet parking as well but I wonder how this will affect the parking situation in downtown Walnut Creek. I may have to scout out more free street parking further away.