Earlier this year we learned that Massage Envy was planning on opening in the Willows shopping center in Concord and as you can see in the above photo that’s definitely happening. Check out the different types of available massages here.
The gym City Sports Club is set to open tomorrow at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Interestingly you can peek through the windows from the outside to look at the pool. I wonder if they’ll add some privacy screening to the windows…
West Wind Drive-In
1611 Solano Way, Concord Thursday, April 19th, 2018
8:00pm | Free
Please join us on Thursday, April 19th for Free Movie Night! We will be showing Coco, Jumanji, Pitch Perfect, and Thor! There will also be music, games and fun for the entire family! Gates open at 6:00pm and movies start at 8:00pm. We hope to see you there
Last month we learned that Toys “R” Us was closing their US stores but there was still a slight chance that another buyer would scoop up some locations. However, the giant “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” sign in front of the Toys “R” Us at the Veranda shopping center has put that idea to rest. Hopefully there will be some good sales happening eventually.
A new Brazilian steak house called Brasas Do Brazil is opening where Mimi’s Cafe used to be on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord near the Park & Shop shopping center. The signage says it’s going to be a churrascaria, which according to Wikipedia is, “place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for ‘barbecue’.” Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
A new Burmese restaurant called Aung Maylika opened recently on the Concord/Pleasant Hill border. As you can see in the photo below the inside has a separate, private dining section, and they’re planning on having a bar as well in the next few months. You may have noticed my latest Insta post of a sweet mocha-flavored Burmese milk tea. According to the server the tea leaves come from Burma and it tasted delicious, as did the Keema Palatha chicken appetizer. Check out their menu here. I look foward to trying more Burmese dishes at this spot!
Todos Santos Plaza
2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord Saturday, March 31st, 2018
12:00 – 4:00pm | $40 ($50 at gate)
We are very proud that this year’s event is again a benefit for the TSBA Arts Foundation, which helps fund the summer music program in Todos Santos Park, as well as youth music programs around Concord.
Unlimited tasting from over 60 craft breweries, live music and great food.
Popbar “coming soon” signage is up at the Veranda shopping center in Concord near the IMAX movie theater. Check out their gelato on a stick menu here and gelato sandwich on stick menu here. They also carry sorbet, frozen yogurts pops and shakes. This is going to be great come summer!
These days the Willows shopping center in Concord just can’tcatch a break with Aaron Brothers Art & Framing being the latest store to close or move in recent months, possibly in June. According to Pasadena Star News most locations will be folded into Michael’s stores (same owner) with a few remaining open in Texas.
The French-chain cosmetics shop Sephora, owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, will be opening a 4,400 square foot store this summer at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Check out their online shop and the brands they carry here.