Aaron Brothers Art & Framing Expanding in Willows Shopping Center in Concord

1975 Diamond Blvd, Concord

This week we learned that ULTA Beauty would be opening a new store in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord this fall and there is plenty of other construction going on as Aaron Brothers Art & Framing plans on expanding next to their current location according to an employee I spoke with recently.

Macy’s getting Refurbished in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The Broadway Plaza redevelopment in downtown Walnut Creek has completed the demolition phase as you can see by the lack of buildings next to Macy’s and Macy’s itself is getting refurbished, at least on the outside, as you can see in the photos. The side next to Corners Tavern looks like it’s getting a small addition as well.


Whimsy Boutique Coming to Lafayette in Mid-August

3643 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A new children’s and baby boutique called Whimsy featuring “fashion, accessories and gifts for babies, children and tweens” is coming to Lafayette next month in mid-August with a possible soft opening a week earlier. They are located in the Lafayette Shopping Center, a few stores down from Trader Joe’s.

The owner of the boutique also owns Fairies and Feathers, featuring, “fairy tutu dresses, flower girl dresses, and fairy accessories”, all original designs and hand-made.

From the Fairies and Feathers website:

Whimsy carries a wide range of beautiful clothing lines for babies, children, and tweens, and features a large selection of Fairies and Feathers dresses and accessories.


Inspirato Luxury Destination Club Coming Soon to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Back in May I noted that Juicy Couture closed in Broadway Plaza with the possibility of a travel agency opening up in its place and it turned out to be mostly true as Inspirato, a luxury destination club is opening a retail shop at this spot.

From their website:

Imagine privileged access to a growing collection of luxury vacation residences, custom experiences, VIP events, and more, hand-selected to fit almost every interest and occasion. Imagine a 
trusted advisor committed to personalizing each trip you take, to make it better than the last. Imagine the benefits of being known and recognized every time you travel. Now imagine it all in a private club that inspires you to live life’s best moments more easily and often than you ever thought possible.  We are Inspirato with American Express – welcome to a whole new world.