Hofssi Chocolates Holiday Pop-Up Open through Dec 23rd in Lafayette

3541 Wilkinson Ln, Lafayette

Hofssi Chocolates is having their fourth annual holiday pop up shop in Lafayette right behind La Fiesta Square. They are open 10 am – 4 pm, daily through December 23rd.

From their website:

I make premium chocolates, with great ingredients. I make chocolates that taste great. I love caramel, toffee and nut based chocolates. Those are my specialties. The chocolate I use is all fair trade, and much of it is organic. In fact, I try to use as may organic ingredients as I can. I use no preservatives or dyes.


De Afghanan “Authentic Kabob House” Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1372 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Patron Mexican Grill only opened this summer in downtown Walnut Creek, but a new restaurant has just taken over, called De Afghanan “Authentic Kabob House”. Although the main sign says “Now Open” when I stopped by over the weekend a hand written sign in the window said, “opening soon”. Has anyone had a chance to try this place out?


Daskalos Closing Early January at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The men’s fashion shop Daskalos, which has been open since 1990 at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, is closing at the beginning of January. I believe this was the only independently owned store within Broadway Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this.

From their website:

The ambitious young immigrant brohers opened a second Daskalos Brothers in Lafayette, California in 1974 that became a mainstay of the community for 26 years. In 1990 Daskalos Brothers changed direction by opening Daskalos European Fashions in Walnut Creek California within Broadway Plaza. The new store now offered high-end European apparel such as Canali, Zegna & Brioni.


Home Invasion Robbery in Lafayette’s Happy Valley

From the Contra Costa Sheriff:

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at about 11:00 PM, Lafayette Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a home invasion robbery that happened on the 1100 block of Crestmont Drive in Lafayette.

The incident involved three suspects who were armed with a pistol. The suspects entered the residence through an open garage door. The suspects assaulted a male resident and then restrained both residents. The suspects went through the house, stealing valuables and personal items.

When the suspects left the home, they left both residents still restrained. It took the residents several hours before they were able to get free and call 9-1-1. The residents said that the suspects entered the home around 7:30 PM.

Both victims suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

Lafayette Police Investigations and the Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234. For any tips, email: or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.