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Pickpocketing on the Rise in Downtown Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Hold on to your wallets and purses as picketpocketing is on the rise in downtown Walnut Creek. This comes on the heel of the new Broadway Plaza redevelopment which is bringing more people to the downtown area and according to NBC Bay Area, “police are warning the public to be on the lookout for pick-pockets”.

As a former New Yorker I try to be as careful as possible with my wallet when it comes to crowded areas downtown or elsewhere. I haven’t been pickpocketed yet but be careful while over there.

From the Walnut Creek police:

On 7/20/16 at 1444 hours, an elderly female was a victim of a purse snatch robbery attempt. The victim was walking eastbound on Cypress St near Commercial Lane when Suspects #1 and #2 grabbed her purse and attempted to steal it. The victim held on tightly to her purse and was forced to the ground. The suspects then dragged the victim along the sidewalk causing minor injuries. As several citizens rushed to her aid, the suspects let go of the victim’s purse and fled to a nearby vehicle occupied by Suspects #3 and #4. The suspect vehicle was last seen westbound on Mt. Diablo Blvd.

On 7/22/16 at 1242 hours, a suspect matching the description of Suspect #1 entered the patio area of a restaurant on the 1500 block of Mt. Diablo Blvd and stole two purses which were on the ground near where the victims were seated. The suspect then ran to the above suspect vehicle which was parked across the street. The suspect vehicle then jumped the median on Mt. Diablo Blvd and drove westbound in the eastbound lanes before continuing westbound on Mt. Diablo Blvd at the Locust St. intersection.

WCPD believes these two crimes are related and requests anyone who may have witnessed any part of the above incidents to contact Detective Bill Jeha 925-943-3518.

 

Shopping

SoulCycle Opening Aug. 11th in Broadway Plaza

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that cycling studio SoulCycle would be opening this month in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek, and their opening day is this Thursday, August 11th.

From a press release:

SoulCycle Walnut Creek will feature a 57-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout. The 3,350 square foot studio will also house an expansive lifestyle boutique selling SoulCycle’s original performance and athleisure clothing collections. Additional rider amenities include full men’s and women’s locker rooms with two showers each and multiple bathrooms.

SoulCycle Walnut Creek is located in Broadway Plaza at 116 Broadway Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

SoulCycle classes in California cost $30. Continue Reading

Shopping

Arhaus Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Over the weekend Cleveland-based Arhaus furniture store opened their first Northern California location in Broadway Plaza and it’s situated on two floors in a massive spot on the backside of the plaza Broadway Ln. in downtown Walnut Creek. When I first entered it reminded me of Restoration Hardware in certain respects. The selection is enormous with an expansive second floor which connects directly to the parking garage. Check out their website here.

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More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

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.