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Flywheel Sports Cycling Gym and Barre Opening in Downtown Walnut Creek on Oct. 9th

1373 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Flywheel Sports, a New York-based stadium cycling and barre body sculpting gym is opening this Friday, October 9th in downtown Walnut Creek right below CoreYoga Power, which opened this February.

From their website:

We’re opening our doors this Friday in Walnut Creek! We look forward to riding or pulsing with you! Check out our FREE preview class schedule below and book your spot today – they’re sure to fill up fast! We can’t wait to ride and pulse with you!  Check out our FREE preview class schedule and book your spot today – they’re sure to fill up fast!


The Storyteller Bookstore Closing in Lafayette

3506-E Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word that unfortunately after 30 years in business, the children’s book shop The Storyteller Bookstore will be closing in Lafayette.

From their Facebook page:

We are closing! Please help us in this transition by spending generously at our 40% off EVERYTHING sale!

Thirty years ago, Sharyn Larsen and Linda Higham embarked on an adventure called The Storyteller Bookstore. Now, at last, the decision has been made to close The Storyteller.

All existing stock is on sale at 40% discount, September 28 through mid October, 2015. We encourage you to shop early for the best selection of books, associated merchandise, and store fixtures. For the exact rules of the sale, please visit or call the store.

We very much appreciate your patronage for so many years.

Thank you and see you at the sale!

A couple of years ago they relocated where the Cooperage restaurant is now into their current location behind Peet’s Coffee, next to Whole Foods.


Pop Up Alert – Toss Designs Opens on Hartz Ave. in Danville

522 Hartz Ave, Danville

You may recall a few years ago the Bay Area design house Toss Designs opened a temporary popup shop in Broadway Plaza which actually lasted until last year and now they’re back in the East Bay, this time in Danville on Hartz Ave. where Papyrus used to be. This location is also a a temporary popup spot but depending on how things go they may end up permanently in Danville…

From their Facebook page:

Since 2004, the girls at Toss have been living and breathing handbags! With a flair for fashion and an eye for detail, Toss has become the authority on totes, travel bags and all accessories in between. Fashion divas flock to Toss for the fresh patterns, unique color combos and functional shapes. Ranging from rolling duffels in wild and whimsical prints to beautiful caning totes trimmed in patent, each season’s assortment highlights the very latest in fashion and style. Toss also knows how to delight your inner party-girl with chic cocktail shakers and bar essentials.

This San Francisco Bay Area design house knows that a bag is only as fabulous as its attention to detail and quality. Each Toss item packs an element of surprise – from contrast lining to thoughtful interior pockets for a girl’s necessities and electronic obsessions. Toss girls are effortlessly chic and have the perfect bag for every occasion. Trips to the beach and weekend getaways have never looked better!


More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading


Game Over for Valley Vista Tennis Club – Closing Jan. 31st in Walnut Creek

3737 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek

The rumors have been swirling for years now but unfortunately it’s game over for the Valley Vista Tennis Club and the entire ClubSport center as it is closing on January 31st in Walnut Creek. According to an employee I spoke with it looks like the owners are looking to sell. Considering the head pro left recently along with several other pros this isn’t coming as a complete surprise but this is very disappointing!

What other tennis options are there besides Heather Farms?