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Alert to Parents of Young Children – Skipping Banned in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Over the weekend Broadway Plaza posted signs in the fountain area with their Code of Conduct. Those who “refuse to comply with the Code will be asked to leave”. One point stuck out to me as a parent of a young child. Skipping is banned in Broadway Plaza. When my kid is in a good mood, he is incapable of not skipping, so I worry. If I notice him skipping while we stroll through the Plaza, should I say to him, “junior, you’re going to have to cut out the skipping; that’s against the rules, buddy.” Or should I risk getting kicked out as he merrily skips and hops about? Oh, the humanity! :)


More Progress on Macy’s in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Check out the latest progress on Macy’s in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Compare to the reddish tiles on the old Macy’s. Which style and coloring do you like more? Note that the Believe sign is actually hiding glass paneling which is going to thankfully allow plenty of natural light inside.


The 57,000 square foot side expansion:


Macy’s Garage in Broadway Plaza Closed for Renovations beginning Today


With the holiday season having finished the Macy’s parking garage in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut creek is now closed due to the massive redevelopment going on. The new multi-level parking garage next to Nordstrom opened last month and there is complementary valet parking as well but I wonder how this will affect the parking situation in downtown Walnut Creek. I may have to scout out more free street parking further away.



Dear BtCreek – Desperately Seeking Santa in Broadway Plaza


Dear BtCreek,

I’m pretty convinced that the Walnut Creek (Broadway Plaza) Santa is the real Santa and I love that my kids get their photo with him each year. I’m really sad that he doesn’t have a home in Walnut Creek for 2014, and the Pleasanton and Concord Santas are just not the same. I was too late to get into the Breakfast With Santa and I see he’ll be around the weekend before Christmas —  since you’re in the know, is that my only chance to snap a photo of my little ones with the Best Santa Ever?

Check out more details on where the Broadway Plaza Santa will be here. Not how many other opportunities there will be besides the weekend before Christmas, anyone know?


Athleta Relocating to New Broadway Plaza Spot next Fall 2015 in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Back in October we learned that the the women’s sports clothing store Athleta opened next to Starbucks and the Tesla showroom in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and a sign inside indicates that they will be relocating within Broadway Plaza next Fall, 2015, presumably in the soon-to-be redeveloped section across the street.



New Broadway Plaza South Broadway Parking Garage Opens in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza South Broadway Parking Garage, Walnut Creek

The new Broadway Plaza South Broadway Parking Garage opened over the weekend in downtown Walnut Creek. Considering how hard it is to find parking downtown this opened just in time. This garage has four levels, three above-ground and one below for a total of 2,500 spots. Unfortunately the Macy’s parking garage next to this garage will be closing in January according to this Contra Costa Times article.

Lately I’m finding it extremely difficult to find free parking downtown so I’ve been venturing further away where there is free street parking available within a five minute walk downtown. I hope nobody finds out about this area. :)



True Food Kitchen Coming to Broadway Plaza in 2016

Boradway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Diablo Dish reports that True Food Kitchen is opening a giant 6,000 square foot restaurant next to Macy’s in May, 2016 in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. The True Food Kitchen concept is based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet (see the food pyramid). I’ve followed Dr. Weil’s advice many times so this looks very promising! Check out their San Diego lunch menu here and dinner menu here.

From their website:

You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.

With a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options we offer something for everyone. Try the kale and quinoa, you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better. At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process. It’s honest food that tastes really good.



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.