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:
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1376 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that the stationery store Papyrus is closing today in downtown Walnut Creek. When I dropped by this weekend their remaining greeting cards were $1 with 90% off everything else. According to a store employee they will be eventually relocating to Broadway Plaza after the redevelopment is finished.
Last month I noted that the fashion accessories store Bracchiale would be reopening in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and they are now open.
Back last December I noted that Swarovski was closing in January to make room for the children’s clothing store Janie and Jack which had to close due to the Broadway Plaza redevelopment across the street and Janie and Jack has now reopened in this spot next to the fountain, between Sunglass Hut and True Religion Jeans.
Last week I noted that the fashion accessories store Bracchiale would be reopening in a new Broadway Plaza location next to the Tesla showroom and there is now a sign up indicating that they’re opening on June 20th.
The fashion accessories store Bracchiale is moving to its third Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek location next to Starbucks and the Tesla showroom where 7 For All Mankind used to be. The initial location was here and later they moved here due to the Broadway Plaza redevelopment. Check out their website here.
The Tesla Showroom that replaced the Lacoste clothing store in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek had its grand opening this weekend. Having only ever seen a Tesla on the road it was interesting to check it out in more detail. In the back of the showroom they have the bottom frame on display (see photo below). Since the batteries are underneath the car, there is space in front for a second trunk which I found fascinating. There is also an option (which you can see in the red car) to put additional rear facing seats for small kids which would make me very nervous but according to a Tesla representative the back is reinforced better. Even if you’re not in the market for a $70,000 car I still recommend checking out this showroom to see the possibilities.
The Walnut Creek Route 4 Free Ride has relocated in Broadway Plaza. The new stop is, “located down Broadway Plaza Street, in front of Macy’s for Men”.
The demolition of part of Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek has now begun as their redevelopment plan goes forward. As you can see in the above photo, the backside and side where Burberry used to be is completely gone.
The other side of Broadway Plaza is still open, as are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy’s. In May Tesla will be opening a showroom, and based on some scuttlebutt Madewell and Michael Kors plan on opening in the new section.
Back in January I noted that a Tesla showroom would be opening in the former Lacoste clothing store in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and the signage is now up preparing for a May opening. So even though half of Broadway Plaza is closed for redevelopment it’s good to see a new store especially Tesla opening up here.