Tag Archives: Broadway Plaza

Progress on Macy’s in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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Macy’s in downtown Walnut Creek in Broadway Plaza has been covered in black fabric for a while now and details on how it will look when it’s finished are being reviewed by the Walnut Creek Design Review commission. As you can see in the above rendering the red look is out, replaced with a lighter motif centered with a large glass opening. Natural light is great so I’m glad this is happening. There will also be a 57,000 square foot addition which you can see in the photo at bottom.

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Athleta Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek Next Month

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s tough being a small retailer in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Take the fashion accessories boutique Bracchiale for example. They have moved two times within the past year in Broadway Plaza and according to an Eventbrite party, GAP owned Athleta will be opening next to Starbucks in Broadway Plaza on October 20th, which means that Bracchiale will need to look once again for a new location either in downtown Walnut Creek or elsewhere in the bay area.

Progress on Broadway Plaza Redevelopment in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza

Check out the latest progress on the Broadway Plaza redevelopment in downtown Walnut Creek. In these photos you can see Macy’s wrapped in black at the far end with the new multi-level parking structure at left. Check out all that dirt as the demolition of the existing buildings has been completed. In the photo below you can also see the open section of the Plaza at right.

Check out the Broadway Plaza’s redevelopment webcam here. Or stop by the second floor of Nordstrom for this amazing view.

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Inspirato Luxury Destination Club Opens in Broadway Plaza

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Photo courtesy Inspirato
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that Inspirato, a luxury destination club would be opening in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and they have now opened. The photos in this post are from their Denver showroom which should be identical to the Walnut Creek location.

From a press release:

To help visitors imagine what it would be like to vacation with the club, the experience center will include recreations of great rooms from Inspirato’s Costero Signature Residence in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and its Eagle’s Nest Signature Residence in Vail, Colorado. Other features include touchscreens for browsing the club’s large and growing destination portfolio and a special kids’ area to help even the littlest travelers begin to dream about their next family vacation.

The Broadway Plaza member experience center will also serve as a clubhouse of sorts for the more than 500 Bay Area-based Inspirato members, where they can meet face-to-face with their own Personal Vacation Advisors, explore destinations for their next Inspirato vacation and attend special members-only events.

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Photo courtesy Inspirato

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue reading

Macy’s getting Refurbished in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The Broadway Plaza redevelopment in downtown Walnut Creek has completed the demolition phase as you can see by the lack of buildings next to Macy’s and Macy’s itself is getting refurbished, at least on the outside, as you can see in the photos. The side next to Corners Tavern looks like it’s getting a small addition as well.

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Friday Question of the Day – Where is your Ideal Travel Destination?

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Photo by Flickr user Pet_r

With word that luxury destination travel club Inspirato is opening up a retail shop in Broadway Plaza soon I’ve been thinking what places I want to visit. Right now I’d like to travel to Hawaii as I’ve never been and I think that would be a fun place to visit with my family. Not to mention recently watching the hilarious Brady Bunch episode when they visit there. Where would you like to visit most of all?

Inspirato Luxury Destination Club Coming Soon to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

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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:

Imagine privileged access to a growing collection of luxury vacation residences, custom experiences, VIP events, and more, hand-selected to fit almost every interest and occasion. Imagine a 
trusted advisor committed to personalizing each trip you take, to make it better than the last. Imagine the benefits of being known and recognized every time you travel. Now imagine it all in a private club that inspires you to live life’s best moments more easily and often than you ever thought possible.  We are Inspirato with American Express – welcome to a whole new world.

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Papyrus Closing Today in Walnut Creek

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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.