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Shopping

Half Price Books Opening at Willows Shopping Center in Concord Nov 21st


Willows Shopping Center, Concord

Get ready for Half Price Books to reopen at Willows shopping center in Concord on November 21st. They were previously located across from Todos Santos Plaza before closing in May. Books can be sold beginning November 11th.

From their website:

Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, November 21 Sunday, November 24 at 1975 Diamond Blvd. in The Willows shopping center, next to REI. The first 100 people through the door at 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Concord HPB location get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card!* One tote bag each day will contain a $100 gift card!
*Limit one tote bag per person 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 11/21/19 11/24/19 at Concord location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday Sunday.

Entertainment

Dave & Buster’s Opens at The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Last month the giant entertainment center Dave & Buster’s opened in the Veranda shopping center where Toys “R” Us used to be. It’s very similar to Round 1 in the Sunvalley mall, also in Concord. The dining section is much bigger, there are pool tables but no ping pong nor karaoke rooms. I noticed they have a VR section with chairs that move in rhythm to the experiences which looks interesting. Bring your eag plugs because it’s loud, just like Round 1. And good luck with parking! One time I had to park on the street due to the parking situation.

Shopping

Cardenas Supermarket Opens in Concord


2250 Monument Blvd, Concord

Thanks to a reader for emailing that Cardenas opened in a former Safeway supermarket in Concord. This was my first time visiting a Cardenas and found it very spacious with lots of Hispanic foods available.  Check out their weekly ad here. They have a cafe where I tried a coctel de frutas which was reasonably priced and delicious! The baked goods were great as well. Be sure to check this place out if you’re in the area.

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Restaurants

Doppio Zero Southern Italian Coming to The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Last week we learned that a new Brazilian steakhouse, Texas de Brasil, will be coming to the Veranda shopping center in Concord and another restaurant called Doppio Zero will be opening there as well. Check out their San Francisco menu here.

From their website:

Welcome to Doppio Zero, where you’ll find comfort, conversation, and the best Neapolitan pizza and Southern Italian cuisine Mountain View, Cupertino, and San Francisco has to offer.

Enjoy the taste of fresh, top-notch ingredients brought together in traditional Campania recipes, from polipetti pulled straight from the Mediterranean Sea to pizzas pulled from our wood-fired oven.

If you’re looking for pizza that is 100% autentica, Doppio Zero is the best you’ll find outside of Naples.

Restaurants

Texas de Brazil Coming to The Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that another Brazilian steakhouse is coming to Concord, this time to The Veranda. It’s called Texas de Brazil and their menu is here. Note the above photo is not necessarily the actual restaurant location.

From their website:

Texas de Brazil began with a dream in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Enjoying the rancher’s life and feasting in the rodizio style native to the region, one of our partners had visions of bringing churrasco culture north to the United States. He wanted to share this unique way of dining where guests indulge in a parade of meats and extravagant seasonal salad area.

The destination for this restaurant was none other than cattle country…Texas. After all, the traditional steakhouse of Brazil blends perfectly with the service and class of the Lone Star State.