Thanks to those who emailed that the “spiritual and magical marketplace”, The Mystic Dream, formerly known as Dolphin Dream, closed their physical shop in downtown Walnut Creek. They do have plans to reopen in a new location eventually and for now you can shop their online selection here.
We are thinking of this as our phoenix-phase, and we shall return stronger and brighter than ever. We have no intention of leaving the Bay Area permanently but have definite plans to reopen in a new location once it becomes feasible to do so.
This isn’t just any Taco Bell. Introducing our Taco Bell Cantina restaurants, equipped with a fancy new look, open kitchen, custom menu and specialty alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, sangria and liquor versions of our classic Freezes. Find a Taco Bell Cantina restaurant near you.
Sad news that PRIMA Ristorante, open for 43 years, is permanently closing in downtown Walnut Creek due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On the bright side, the wine shop next door, PRIMA Vini will remain open. Check out their online shop here.
As you well know, the COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc throughout the entire restaurant community, and since our mandatory closure in early March, Chef Peter and I, after 21 years together as friends and colleagues, 15 of them as partners, have looked high and low for a path forward- a way to get PRIMA Ristorante back to its accustomed role of bringing its unique sense of Italian hospitality to the good people of Walnut Creek. Alas, though, it appears that events have conspired against us. The longer the restaurant has been closed, the harder it has been to find a way to successfully reopen. We’ve finally come to the realization that we won’t.
We were all set with a full spring schedule and almost sold out summer camps…until COVID-19 hit. After some real soul searching over the last 5 months, as well as the uncertainty of when we could reopen; Leslie and I are very sad to say that we have decided to close our cooking school permanently, effective immediately. However, we are happy to announce the new owner will continue the Production Kitchen under their own name.
Over the last few days, the number of coronavirus infections has reached triple digits in Contra Costa and even higher around the country, so, many places have unfortunately had to pause their reopenings. With so many restaurants opening outside on patios, in the streets etc, do you find it hard to walk around while still maintaining the recommended six feet social distancing?
The Canadian-based shoe store ALDO, which opened three and a half years ago at Broadway Plaza, in downtown Walnut Creek, is closing. According to a sign in the window, there is up to 70% off “everything must go!”
With the Covid-19 pandemic not going away anytime soon, cities are closing off streets to allow more outdoor dining space. Is this a good compromise since indoor dining is still not allowed in the Bay Area? Do you plan on dining on the streets? If you already do this, how often do you dine outdoors?