1387 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Crogan’s Bar & Grill in downtown Walnut Creek recently had its alcoholic beverage license suspended so they are closed until May 7th. According to the California Department of Beverage Control the reasons for suspension were “created conditions contrary to public welfare and morals” and “disorderly premises”.
Al Hirt – Cotton Candy, spotted at Rainbow’s End thrift store in downtown Walnut Creek.
1380 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that the McDonalds in downtown Walnut Creek at the corner of N. California Blvd. and Cypress St. will be closing in July. I dropped by recently and a manager there did say that they would be closing in mid-July.
Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Festival:
N. Main St. & Cypress St, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 26th – Sunday, April 27th, 2014
10:00am – 5:00pm (6pm Sun) | Free
Artists will arrive in Downtown Walnut Creek for a spring celebration during the 36th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. This annual event extends along the sidewalks of North Main between Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Civic Drive and the closed street of Cypress between N. Main and Locust Streets, Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1686 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Last December we learned that 54 Mint would be opening a new location in downtown Walnut Creek and they are now scheduled for a May 1st opening. This will be an Italian style bakery (Pasticceria) and pizzeria serving breakfast and lunch until 7pm.
I checked out a preview of the menu and it includes sweet breakfast items such as “Brioche with pastry cream and fruit”, “Cannoli puff pastry with pastry cream”, savory breakfast items such as “Pizza sfoglia (puff pastry pizza) with ham and cheese” and “Pizza sfoglia eggs and pancetta”. For lunch, rectangular pizza slices will be available based on a focaccia crust with various toppings. I tried a piece of focaccia there and it tasted great, can’t wait to try this place out! Desserts such as tiramisu and “panna cotta with berries” will also be available.
Take a look at a sneak preview inside:
Back in January I noted that a Tesla showroom would be opening in the former Lacoste clothing store in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and the signage is now up preparing for a May opening. So even though half of Broadway Plaza is closed for redevelopment it’s good to see a new store especially Tesla opening up here.
The Liberty Bell Kiosks that opened with high hopes a couple of years ago (near the restaurant Il Forniao) and that have been empty for a while now have finally been removed freeing up space to enjoy the fountain.
Behold the McLaren. Spotted in downtown Walnut Creek on N. Main St. This is one fine looking automobile. Interestingly I first spotted a Ferrari in the same color less than a block away. Which would you choose, the Ferrari or the McLaren?