The vintage store The Spotted Cow is relocating from their Walnut Creek location, where they have been since the summer of 2014, to a “white metal barn” in downtown Martinez. March 25th will be there last day in Walnut Creek. Check out their website here.
From an email:
When we close our doors on March 25, we’re taking a few months off to regroup, recharge, and reSTOCK! When we see you again in the fall, we’ll look a little different. Rather than being open 5 days every week, we’re evolving to a quarterly model to better serve you with authentic, beautiful, stylish vintage and vintage-inspired treasures. What exactly does this mean? It means that 4 times a year, we’ll throw open the doors of our AMAZING, newly restored, white metal barn in downtown Martinez and invite you to a week-long vintage extravaganza! Expect guest vendors, beautifully curated and staged merchandise, special guests, workshops, demonstrations, food vendors, and more. Plan to join us for Thursday night opening parties with music, cocktails, and first dibs on the very best of what’s new, and to return throughout the long weekend for new finds, workshops, and more.
Heather Farm Park (Field 3)
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek Thursday, April 12th – Saturday, June 9th, 2018
KickballEB is back at Heather Farm Park! Games are Thursday nights starting April 12th. This league will be 8 weeks of regular season games, then playoffs on June 9th (10am-5pm). All teams qualify for the playoffs. You’ll either play at 7, 7:45, or 8:30pm each week. Space is limited for this season since we are playing back on Field 3 that can only fit 3 games per timeslot. Get registered early!
Over the weekend EMC Seafood & Raw Bar soft opened in the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Check out the Concord menu here. The inside is spacious and nicely decorated with a bar area at one end as well as a glass-paned section showing off the fresh seafood selections on ice.
Civic Center Plaza
335 McAllister St, San Francisco Saturday, March 17th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free
The 167th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco is a well established event with historic ties to the city. The parade itself is a huge draw for attendees from all different demographics and ethnicity.
The Festival at City Hall provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Irish history and culture while having fun at the event. A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, from Polk to Larkin Streets.
The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and non-profits booths representing the Irish community.
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is coming soon to the Veranda shopping center in Concord. They’ll be opening right next to the IMAX theater with a spacious outdoor patio section on the side. Check out their other locations’ menus here.
This week we learned that Country Waffles will be closing in Danville. Although I’ve never been there I do love waffles and make them almost every Sunday morning for my family. Where is your favorite breakfast brunch spot to go on the weekend?
2151 Salvio St, Concord Sunday, March 18th, 2018
The City of Concord is hosting its 2nd Annual Beer Release Party at the Hop Grenade and Salvio Pacheco Square in downtown Concord, in partnership with Visit Concord on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12 pm to 2 pm. This year Epidemic Ales, EJ Phair and Rachel Dunn Chocolates have come together for a very special and unique brew in honor of the city’s 150th anniversary. “Nifty-One-Fifty” is a Dominican Republic Golden Chocolate Stout, available to sample for guests of legal drinking age. Continue Reading
Last September we learned that Napa-based fast casual restaurant Heritage Eats would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and as you can see in the above photo they will be opening “Summer 2018” next to Clarks shoe store and right near Boudin Bakery. Check out their menu here.
Last September we learned that the iconic toy store Toys “R” Us filed bankruptcy which ended up not affecting the new opening in the Veranda shopping center in Concord a couple of months later but as people have guessed, yesterday it was announced that all stores in the US will be closing or sold off according to this NY Times article.