Apple Opening July 28th in New Broadway Plaza Spot in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

It’s been over a year since we learned that Apple would be relocating across the street in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and they’ll finally be opening on July 28th at 10am according to the Apple Walnut Creek web page. Note there will be plenty of floor to ceiling windows surrounding the building; it’s just papered over in these photos. Also, the open space behind the store where Starbucks, Lacoste/Tesla and Lucky Jeans used to be is huge! New benches surround the fountain and new paver stones have been placed throughout this section of the plaza. This is going to be a great place to stroll around.


Bliss Music Festival at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord July 21st

Bliss Music Festival:

Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
2:00 – 8:00pm | Free

The City of Concord hosts the inaugural Bliss Music Festival in downtown Concord on July 21st with two stages of original live music plus a silent disco, flow arts, craft beer and more.

A culmination of Concord’s 30th anniversary of music in the downtown and a nod to Concord’s musical history with the likes of Dave Brubeck, Concord Music Records and other progressive pioneers in the music industry, Bliss Music Festival serves as a platform and celebration of diverse genres of solely original music, featuring an eclectic array of the Bay’s burgeoning artists on the leading edge of today’s music scene.

With the main stage at Todos Santos Plaza dedicated to electric music and the adjacent Salvio Pacheco Square serving as the backdrop for acoustic music, the entire downtown will be transformed into a haven of art and music.


The Salty Barber & Tonic Skin Bar Opens in Walnut Creek

1280 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek

A new appointment-only barbershop called The Salty Barber opened in Walnut Creek. Check out their services here. In the back is a salon called Tonic Skin Bar. Check out their services here.

From the Salty Barber website:

The Salty Barber, Wes Craig, has been a traditional barber in the Bay Area for nearly ten years.

Trained in the ways of classic traditional barbering, Wes is passionate about keeping the heritage and history of the craft alive. He even went as far as the Netherlands to train at the Old School Barber Academy.

Wes specializes in Classic Traditional Men’s haircuts as well as popular current styles.

From the Tonic Skin Bar website:

Now, after 15 years working as an Esthetician and Skin Care Educator with some of the top spas and skin care brands in the country, Andrea has poured her heart into creating a unique destination close to home. Drawing inspiration from 5-star spas where no detail is overlooked and every experience is bespoke, her vision was to integrate traditional healing rituals with modern skin care innovations in an authentic and accessible way…

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Introduction to Aquaponics at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill July 19th

Introduction to Aquaponics:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, July 19th, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25

Are you curious about aquaponics? Learn about this home-scaled method of growing fish and plants in one integrated system. Samanntha will introduce aquaponics through Power Point presentation and a discussion of common questions. Components from a variety of systems will be on hand for a greater understanding of the equipment. We will cover fish choices, which plants do best, and system size requirements for small scale food production.


Peloton Showroom Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

At the beginning of the year we learned that a Peloton cycling showroom would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now opened, this being their third Bay Area location. For about $2,000 you get a stationary bike and for about $40/month you get access to on-demand and live classes. I took a test ride and was impressed with both the bike (smooth!) and the classes displayed on a giant tablet. There are plenty of class styles and times to fit one’s schedule and goals. Check out their schedule here. The bike/service also tracks performance metrics which can be used to compare to others if desired. According to someone I spoke they’re also planning on introducing a treadmill in a couple of months which will also be available at this showroom. Check out their website here.

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