A fast turn-around as Banana Republic reopens across the street in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Back in January I showed a rendering of the outside and it matches perfectly. This is the first store in Broadway Plaza to be remodeled according to the new redevelopment plans and it looks amazing. With high ceilings, large, light-filled windows and a spacious, updated interior it’s no wonder Broadway Plaza decided to do a complete remodel for the 21st Century. Way more comfortable and pleasant to shop. Has anyone had a chance to stop by yet? What do you think?
A new personalized grocery delivery service started by local Walnut Creek woman Brooke Dodson is open for delivery orders beginning today for anywhere in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, Danville and a few other locations. For details on how it works click here and for their pricing page click here.
From their website:
Go-Getters was founded by Brooke Dodson, a girl who loves grocery shopping. As a kid, she loved trips to the store with Mom, eventually taking over the household shopping in high school. While studying Economics at UCLA, she worked as a personal assistant to a Beverly Hills family, and that’s when her idea for a personalized grocery delivery service first began to take shape. Since then, Brooke has worked in marketing in several different industries and received her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UC Davis in 2013. Throughout her career and her education, she continued to assist friends, family, and colleagues with their grocery purchases. In 2014, Brooke decided it was time she took this passion, along with her education, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit to create Go-Getters. Based on the concept of putting the “person” back into personal shopping, Go-Getters offers busy parents, professionals, seniors, and small businesses personalized delivery of groceries and more. Go-Getters currently serves the East San Francisco Bay Area, with hopes for future expansion.
Back in January I noted that the high-end camera store Camera West would be relocating to make room for the Japanese clothing store Uniqlo at the corner of S. Main St. and Botelho Dr. in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now reopened right next door, still on the second floor. The Leica boutique when you enter looks incredible. This is the place to go for high-end photography equipment. They also offer, “used equipment, accessories, instruction, camera maintenance and repair”, and trade/buy equipment as well. Check out their Facebook page here.
Last week I noted that Edwards Luggage would be reopening in a new Broadway Plaza location next to Neiman Marcus in Walnut Creek and they are now open. I stopped by inside and it looks really nice.
Macy’s Junior, located next to Macy’s Men and the new Banana Republic in Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek has relocated across the street to the “Women’s Building”. I never realized that was considered the women’s building as I shopped for kitchen goods and luggage on the third floor many times.
After 30 years in business the owner of Main Street Postal & Business, Sherry Bennett has decided to sell to a new owner who intends to turn it into a UPS store. As vice president of the Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association Sherry will have to relinquish her position but may return to downtown Walnut Creek with a new business in the future. Stay tuned…
According to the new owner, the conversion to a UPS store will take a few months and will be able to offer more business services such as web site design and production print services for businesses large and small.
Sherry will be hosting an open house “Thank You” party at Main Street Postal this evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. RSVP is requested.
1364 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Back in August I noted that We Olive in downtown Walnut Creek would be offering wine tasting and the wine bar is now open. Check out their complete wine list here. In the near future they plan on offering cheese and other pairings to go with the wine selections.
From the menu:
Our Wine Bar was created as a place to share our love of both great food and wine. We emphasize hard-to-find artisan wines from distinct regions throughout California. Consistent with our philosophy on Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we hand-select only the finest limited-edition California wines to share with our customers. All bottles of wine are available for retail purchase for $7 less than the listed price.
1631 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
The spa Metamorphosis has closed in downtown Walnut Creek at the Mercer apartment complex. There are still quite a few salons on this block and Starbucks opened a few doors down yesterday.