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SoulCycle Opening in August in Broadway Plaza

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The cycling studio SoulCycle will be opening their first East Bay location when they open next month in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek near the Macy’s parking garage.  This means that downtown Walnut Creek will go from having no cycling studios a few years ago to three. In 2014, Cycle Scape opened on Mt. Diablo Blvd,  and FlyWheel opened last year on N. Main St. Find out more about SoulCycle classes here.

Shopping

Bath & Body Works Opens in Broadway Plaza

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Open since the backside of the newly redeveloped Broadway Plaza reopened a few weeks ago, Bath & Body Works also features a White Barn candle and fragrance section within this new location. A few years ago they used to be located on the main street of the plaza. Interestingly, the lighthouse and other items seen below in this area are for sale. Once bought, they are not replaced.

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Daily Life

The Party’s Over – Broadway Plaza to Start Charging for Parking in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Ever since Broadway Plaza placed boxes at the entrances to the new Broadway Plaza parking garage in downtown Walnut Creek we knew the days of free parking were going to be over, and the East Bay Times confirms it noting that parking charges will begin on September 12th for any car parked over 2 hours. No word on validation offers but given the new dining options in Broadway Plaza that would be nice to have as lunch plus shopping could easily take over two hours.

From the article:

The first hour of parking beyond the first two free hours will cost $3. Three to four hours of parking will cost $5, and four to five hours will cost $7. Cars left beyond five hours will be charged the daily maximum of $25, according to Tracy Dietlein, a Macerich spokeswoman.

Considering the increased areas and times for pay parking in downtown Walnut Creek not to mention stricter enforcement, this comes as no surprise and I’m just waiting for the few private parking garages that offer 3 hours of free parking to also eventually start charging. I guess it’s time to start parking at the Walnut Creek BART garage and take the free shuttle to downtown?

 

Restaurants

Cocola Bakery Opening Soon at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Cocola Bakery, located right next to Macy’s and the soon to open True Food Kitchen at Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek will be opening soon offering baked goods, pastries, as well as sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Check out their menu here. Good to finally see more dining options in this area.

From their website:

Cocola is a one of a kind high-end patisserie established in 2002 by Sue and Amir Aliabadi, a mother and son partnership, with the first locations in Santana Row and Westfield Valley Fair.

The specialties of our cafés are pastries and French confections, that we like to think of as “affordable luxuries”. We also serve gourmet sandwiches on baguettes fresh from the oven, with salads and homemade soups.

Restaurants

Wetzel’s Pretzels Kiosk Opening Soon in Broadway Plaza

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

When we learned last month that the skincare shop Oceane Beauty would be opening a kiosk in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek there was some concern whether they were replacing Wetzel’s Pretzels, which also was opening a kiosk. We now know that Wetzel’s will still be opening a kiosk near Macy’s across from Victoria’s Secret. Check out Wetzel’s menu here.