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Coast by Coast Mobile Fashion Pop-Up in Broadway Plaza over the Weekend

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The coastal lifestyle brand Coast by Coast, in collaboration with Lou & Grey, displayed their swimwear and lifestyle clothing from a 1972 VW bus in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek over the weekend. Check out their website here. This was a fun and unexpected display to see at a giant shopping plaza such as Broadway Plaza. I hope this happens more often!


Friday Question of the Day – Has Broadway Plaza Nicked too Many Downtown Walnut Creek Stores?

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The backside of Broadway Plaza is getting ready to open soon and we now know that the shopping center has enticed plenty of stores to leave their downtown Walnut Creek locations for the shopping center, also located in downtown:

Is this hurting downtown Walnut Creek (outside Broadway Plaza) or is it helping downtown with all the new stores opening up?


365 by Whole Foods Supermarket Coming to Veranda Shopping Center in Concord

Diamond Blvd, Concord

Thanks to a reader for pointing out this article in the East Bay Times that reports on a new lower priced Whole Foods supermarket called 365 by Whole Foods coming to a new shopping center called Veranda in the former Chevron Headquarters right next to Willows Shopping Center on Diamond Blvd. In addition to 365 by Whole Foods and other retails shops a new movie theater may also be at the shopping center. This is sweet news for Concord!


Capital One Cafe Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1139 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last summer we learned that the GAP would be relocating to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek this year and now according to a recent design review application submitted to the city we know that Capital One Cafe is planning to open in this spot.

When I read “Capital One” my first thought was, “credit cards”? Surely this must be some kind of mistake. It turns out this is a new, more casual style bank with a coffee shop, free wifi and meeting room spaces. Check out the rendering below to see what the exterior will look like. The modern look with larger windows to provide more light looks great.

From their website:

Ready for a reimagined banking experience? You’ve come to the right place. Capital One® is a new kind of bank, one that’s built on digital tools and human connections. People are at the heart of everything we do, so we keep the banking experience simple and straightforward—whether you’re mobile, online, at the ATM or in one of our Capital One Cafés, where our approach to banking comes to life. Here, you can take care of everyday banking needs with our friendly associates and fee-free ATMs, learn more about Capital One, or just get cozy with free Wi-Fi and hand-crafted Peet’s® beverages.

Rendering IA Interior Architects: