Yesterday we learned that Rainbow’s End Thrift Store was closing in downtown Walnut Creek and that got me thinking what other good thrift shops are out there? Sure I like browsing album covers but there’s plenty of other things to check out as well. So what is your favorite thrift shop?
With a Tesla showroom opening this week in Broadway Plaza I’ve been wondering how many people would buy a Tesla if money were no object. If you had $70K that you had to spend on a car would you buy the electric Tesla with a 250 mile range or would you stick with a more traditional car like BMW, Lexus etc? I’d be tempted to go with the Tesla myself.
With the new Lafayette farmer’s market opening this Sunday, I was thinking about the different farmer’s markets around town. I’ve been to the downtown Walnut Creek, Lafayette (last year), Orinda and Moraga farmer’s markets many times and like them all. One of my recent favorites is the German booth at the Orinda farmer’s market that sells various German sausages and meats including schnitzel. The pretzels are great, too. Judging by their accents, I figure it has to be quite authentic.
So where is your favorite farmer’s market? Is it based on location or what is offered?
There’s been lots of complaints lately about home solicitors as summer approaches, and even police departments are sending out notices on what to do and their legality. Turns out it is legal to blanket solicit homes with a permit, but there are things you can do to limit yourself like posting a “No Soliciting” sign on your door, or saying, “no thank you” without even opening your door. However, such soliciting can be used to case homes for future burglaries, or worse.
So do you think it should be illegal to solicit homes for commercial purposes?