411 Hartz Ave, Danville
Last week we learned that the clothing store J.McLaughlin opened in Lafayette and in late April they also opened in Danville on Hartz Ave next to the historic Danville Hotel where Basque Boulangerie Cafe is located. Find out more about their story (founded in 1977) here and check out their online selection here.
1521 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill
Thanks to a reader for sending word about a new yoga studio called Align Yoga coming to Pleasant Hill. Their grand opening will be June 23rd – June 25th and they will offer various yoga classes including hot yoga. Check out their classes here, rates here, and read about the instructors here. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
From their website:
Our goal is to create a space for the yoga community that provides balance, health and wellness to it’s members. Align Yoga’s philosophy is to offer a variety of yoga classes and styles, suitable to all levels and aid in everyone’s yoga journey.
Our classes will be at varying temperatures depending on the class. The benefits of hot yoga are for everyone. The heat is a tool to increase flexibility by warming the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. It improves range of motion and balance. The heat and humidity of the room detoxes the body through sweating. Our yoga rooms and sauna use the latest technology of infrared heat to detox and heal the body from the inside out.
Lyric, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that according to the latest leasing information from the new apartment complex Lyric, located in downtown Walnut Creek on Locust St, Ascona Pizza will be opening a new location here. They currently have locations in Danville, Pleasanton and San Ramon. Check out their menu here.
From their web site:
We hand-make our dough daily, using our secret family recipe, and every ingredient we use is the highest quality available.
We hope you enjoy our hand tossed pizza dough, and our cheese is the best Wisconsin whole mozzarella cheese available. We guarantee our meats to be of excellent quality, including a first class selection of sausages and the freshest vegetables available.
1299 Parkside Dr, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Consignment Plus Home Furnishings closed last month on Parkside Dr. in Walnut Creek (above Kinder’s). According to a sign in the window they filed for bankruptcy.
1261 Locust Street, Walnut Creek
Victory Workspace, formerly known as Laptop Lounge, is relocating from their N. California Blvd space to Locust St, right next to Century Theater in downtown Walnut Creek. According to a sign in the window they expect to open in June. A couple of months ago they opened a second location in Danville in the historic Shuey Podva house on Hartz. Ave.
Back in the olden days, i.e. before cell phones included a camera, everyone used dedicated cameras. There were Polaroid instant cameras, point and shoot cameras with 35mm film, and of course bigger cameras with interchangeable lens. Now most cameras are digital but since it’s possible to take photographs with your camera, there is less reason to lug around a separate camera. Do you use a dedicated camera? Does the quality make it worthwhile to lug around? At times I think about getting a camera especially as summer rolls around and trips are getting planned, but I always end up using my iPhone and am generally happy with the results, although miss the bokeh.
Twin Canyon Shopping Center, San Ramon
According to a recent ABC permit report a restaurant called La Estrellita #2 will be coming to the Twin Canyon Shopping Center in San Ramon where Sushi House currently is. According to a chef there they will remain open for a few more months. Stay tuned…
A few months ago we learned that the pond at Blackhawk Plaza in Danville was drained and the ducks did not look happy at all. Happily, when I stopped by recently the pond has been refilled and the ducks look like they’re having a blast. Yay! 🙂