The Veranda, Concord
If the Willows Shopping Center were a person how do you think they would feel that Cost Plus World Market left them for The Veranda, a new shopping center located right next door? Anyway, there are eclectic things to be found at Cost Plus which makes for fun browsing. I ended up buying a chocolate video game controller made in Germany of all things! The smile on my son’s face made it a worthwhile purchase. (It tasted pretty good, too) 🙂
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
It’s that time of year again as Santa returns to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, this time right near Sephora, where you can get your photo with Santa.
From the Broadway Plaza Santa photos page:
Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located near Sephora and Crate&Barrel.
Reservations available, but not required!
November 17 – December 23:
MON-SAT: 10am-7pm (Break: 2pm-3pm)
SUN: 11am-6pm (Break: 2pm-3pm)
* November 23 (Thanksgiving): Closed
SAT: 9am – 6pm (Break: 2pm-3pm)
Rakestraw Books presents Reza Aslan:
Danville Congregational Church
989 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
12:00 – 1:30pm | $10
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God.
In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large.
1411 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Well, that was fast. It turns out The Lumpia Company (which replaced 310 Eatery) only lasted about a week inside the Urban Alley bar in downtown Walnut Creek. 🙁 As you can see from the food menu below Urban Alley themselves now offer salads, wings, fires and fried brussels sprouts in addition to their extensive drink selection. Check out their Facebook page here.
Main Street Plaza, Walnut Creek
A new toy store and gift shop featuring custom designs made out of cardboard and wood called MakenPlay opened recently in a tiny gazebo-like structure across from Papyrus in downtown Walnut Creek on Botelho Dr. What’s interesting is not only that it’s made in Walnut Creek but it’s actually made right inside this tiny store with a laser cutter. You can’t get any more local than this and considering the custom designs and reasonable prices, you should definitely check this place out just in time for the holidays!
From their website:
WHY MAKENPLAY ?
– %100 safe material, Environmental-friendly
– Paintable 3D Unique design
– Encourage creativity and imagination
– Made from 100% recycled cardboard.
– Foldable Design Giant Size Toys
– Made in USA
More photos of the inside after the jump…
The Veranda, Concord
Peet’s Coffee opened today in the new Veranda shopping center in Concord. The spacious inside looks great and there is plenty of outdoor seating at their patio. Check out their menu here.
More photos after the jump…
Back in September we learned that Caroline’s Salon would be be expanding from their La Fiesta Square location a few blocks away to Lafayette Mercantile with a new salon called Caroline’s Blowdrys & Base Color and they have now opened. Check out their services here.