850 S. Broadway Walnut Creek
Plans are underway for a new five tenant retail building where the restaurant Vic Stewart’s is currently located across from Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. One Vic Stewart’s employee indicated they plan to stay open at least through December. Check out their menus here. According to the Design Review commission, this is the former location of the historic Walnut Creek South Pacific Railroad (SPRR) Passenger and Freight Depot which was built in 1891 although it “retains only one of seven aspects of integrity that contribute to a historical resource’s eligibility for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR). As such…it is not eligible for the CRHR under any criteria.”
The tech education center UpTempo Tech that focused on programming and 3D printing recently closed in Danville Livery on Sycamore Valley Rd.
2905 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to everyone who sent word that Forever Yogurt + Bee & Tea closed in Walnut Creek at the corner of N. Main St. and Geary Rd. According to a sign in the window they are “temporarily” closed. I don’t see any explanation on their Facebook page but the location is still listed on their website here. “Stay tuned”…
Plaza Escuela, Walnut Creek
18|8 Men’s Hair Salon, which opened last January in Plaza Escuela in downtown Walnut Creek has now closed with much of their staff relocating to their Lafayette location a few stores down from the Cooperage. Check out their services in Lafayette here.
It’s been about a year since the last time we checked on the progress of the Towne Center condominiums in downtown Lafayette across from the BART station and as you can see in the above photo it looks like it’s almost finished. Prices for these KB Home condos range from $659,000 – $1,188,252 and the floor plans are available here.
Photo by Flickr user web-stark
This month has been a terrible time with numerous wildfires raging throughout Northern California. The air quality throughout the Bay Area has been awful, with various events being cancelled such as Oktoberfest in downtown Walnut Creek. I’ve heard from friends and coworkers of families who lost homes and those who had to evacuate to other cities. It’s a sad situation up in the North Bay. How have the NorCal fires affected you?
The Safeway Foundation is hosting an in-store fundraiser for the affected communities and GoFundMe has a page listing various fire relief donations one can contribute to. Check out the page here.
Lord Blood-Rah’s Halloween Festival & Bazaar:
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
12:00 – 10:00pm | $25
A Day Long Event Celebrating EVERYTHING Halloween!
On the screen you’ll see..
Lord Blood-Rah’s Tricks and Treats!
ALL NEW FOR 2017! Hand picked short films, music videos and celluloid knic knacs to set the Halloween mood!
The Giant Gila Monster in 3D!
The 1959 Giant Lizard classic presented here for the first time ever in 3D!
Halloween with The Addams Family!
The rare TV Special that reuinted the original cast of the beloved TV Show ON THE BIG SCREEN!
House on Haunted Hill presented in EMERGOTRONIX!
The Vincent Price/William Castle Classic made all the more terrifying through the miracle of Emergotronix!
PLUS Horror, Sci-Fi and Halloween merchandise on sale in the lobby!
Hawaiian-based Wow Wow Lemonade is coming to the Danville Livery on Sycamore Valley Rd. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and Instagram page here.
From the Wow Wow Lemonade website:
With produce from local farmers, we’re able to create unique and gourmet flavors. Whether it’s Da Green Lemonade with locally grown Kale, our Makai Watermelon Basil with Big Island seedless watermelon and Kumu farms basil, or our Lychee Strawberry or Mango lemonades which are all sourced locally, we strive to provide uniquely crafted flavors that feature Hawaii’s finest fruits. We have chosen not to pasteurize our drinks, so that you can get the most nutrition and live enzymes possible, from every handcrafted drink.
A new exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in downtown Walnut Creek, About Abstraction – Bay Area Women Painters, is on display through December 17th.
From the exhibition page:
Political conversations have turned a renewed spotlight on women and their power and influence on every corner of society, including the arts. In the spirit of continued discovery, About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters celebrates 16 Bay Area women artists, emerging and established, who have worked in abstraction for years. There is no monolithic visual definition of abstraction, and this show provides a platform for a breadth of work that features precise, powerful lines, as well as gestural patterns.
While Bay Area art history is rooted in figurative art, the past few decades show us that abstract art is flourishing. The work in About Abstraction suggests a kinship with the Abstract Expressionist movement of 1940s SoHo and San Francisco, and illustrates the enduring vitality and power of nonrepresentational art for well over a century.