R. Brooks Fine Jewelry Closing in December in Downtown Walnut Creek

1385 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

After more than 33 years in business, (they have been at their current location since 1990), R. Brooks Fine Jewelry is closing for good after Christmas. There was a sale last weekend but I imagine there’ll be great deals going on throughout the month.

CorePower Yoga Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek Early 2015


Thanks to a reader for sending word that CorePower Yoga is coming to downtown Walnut Creek. I have confirmed they are planning to open in the first quarter of 2015 somewhere near lululemon on S. Main St. where they currently offer yoga classes on Sundays. I’ve heard the second floor where Adib’s Persian Rug Company used to be although the location has not been confirmed yet. Check out their class descriptions here.

From their website:

CorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to everyone through a variety of yoga styles for beginners and more advanced yoga students, and class times to meet any schedule.

We believe in the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.

1375 N Main St, Walnut Creek

jinny Women’s Boutique Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1575 Botelho Dr, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that the women’s fashion boutique jinny would be opening next to Atlas in downtown Walnut Creek and they are now open. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide abundant natural light and as you can see from the photos below the interior design makes for a great experience. Check out their website here. There will be a grand opening celebration this Saturday; for more details check out their Facebook event here.

From a press release:

Providing a highly edited seasonal collection of emerging and established upper crust designers of apparel, accessories and footwear, as well as one-off limited edition and vintage treasures to satiate the growing appetite of local fashionistas for style-grounded merchandise, jinny caters to fashion curious women aged 25-75,” says Fillinger. “Opening the second chapter of my shop is my dream come true,” she says. “Columbus was a young and growing city and provided me the wings to propel my brand to jinny 2.0 on the active West Coast.”

The vibrant 1,360 sq. ft. shop, located at 1575 Botelho Dr., will house close to 50 lines from such established global designers as Jason Wu, Rick Owens, Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and Acne, to up-and-coming names such as Common Projects, Nili Lotan, 6397 denim, Time’s Arrow, Adam Lippes, Veronica Beard, Avant Toi, Aquazzura, Roseanna, Ancient Greek Sandals, and many more.


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Fashion Scuttlebutt – Patrizia Marrone Boutique Moving to Lafayette

11 Fiesta Ln, Lafayette

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the footwear and apparel boutique Patrizia Marrone, that used to be located in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville is moving to Fiesta Lane in downtown Lafayette. This is right in the middle of the newly opened stores Amphora and 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons with The Cooperage at the end.

From their Facebook page:

Patrizia Marrone specializes in fashion forward merchandise from exclusive designers all over the world. Come see our must haves in luscious leathers, sensuous gowns, fancy furs, chic bags, cropped jackets, footwear, jewelry, belts, and more!

The Blackhawk Plaza location closed about a month ago:

More Progress on Broadway Plaza Redevelopment in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Check out the latest progress on the Broadway Plaza redevelopment in downtown Walnut Creek. Compared to a couple of months ago, the new parking garage at left has been built, and the metal framing has started nearest to Nordstrom. At the far end you can see Macy’s with its new white exterior.