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Toys R Us Coming to Veranda Shopping Center in Concord Files for Bankruptcy


Veranda Shopping Center, Concord

Toys R Us, which is planning to come to the new Veranda shopping center in Concord, located right next to the Willows shopping center, filed for bankruptcy today. From the USA Today article:

The bankruptcy filing may make some shoppers reluctant to make Toys R Us a destination during the upcoming holidays, and there may be gaps on some shelves if skittish suppliers decide to hold back on some deliveries. But bankruptcy could also give the toy store chain some relief, enabling it to cancel leases and abandon poorly performing locations.

I wonder if this will affect this opening?

Daily Life

Enjoying a $2 Ice Cream Cone

In a world of organic, nitrogen-churned, hand-crafted $6 ice cream cones, it’s good to know simple $2 ice cream cones are out there. On a hot summer day in Concord I really enjoyed this $2.19 chocolate fudge cone. No hiding of kid sizes like I’ve seen elsewhere. It may not be fancy-shmancy ice cream with a story, but it sure did taste good on a hot summer day… 🙂

Restaurants

Fusion Bistro Opening End of July across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord


Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Earlier this week we learned that the boba cafe T4 opened in Salvio Pacheco Square across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and it turns out the owner (who also owns Sushi Delight in San Leandro) also plans on opening the restaurant Fusion Bistro next door by the end of July which will feature Chinese style fusion dishes. I was able to get some photos of the inside since it’s directly connected to T4 via the hallway in back. They also share bathrooms.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Daily Life

Now THAT’s a Street Sign!

Check out these new street signs in downtown Concord; they’re GIGANTIC! Props to whoever was responsible for getting these put up, other cities should follow suit, or at least make sure there are street signs. Sometimes I’ll be on a corner trying to figure out what’s the cross street without any visible sign, even on the other three corners. Very annoying!

Restaurants

T4 Opens in Concord


Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Last September we learned that the boba cafe T4 would be coming to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and they have now opened. According to an employee, for their grand opening all drinks will be $2.50 Monday through Wednesday. Check out their menu here.

There was some confusion because a new restaurant called Fusion Bistro is also opening on the corner and that’s still happening. T4 is located next to Fusion Bistro and in fact are connected and share bathrooms since it’s the same owner.

Shopping

Progress on Veranda Shopping Center in Concord


Veranda Shopping Center, Concord

The look of the new Veranda Shopping Center in Concord next to WIllows Shopping Center is starting to take shape with the first buildings that looks similar to Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival architecture. So far we know of the following shops which will be opening here:

Restaurants

Fusion Bistro Opening Soon across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord


Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

A new Asian fusion restaurant called Fusion Bistro is opening soon in Salvio Pacheco Square across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. This corner sport has been empty for as long as I remember so it’s good to finally see something opening up there. As you can see from the inside photo it looks finished to me. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.