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Crowne Plaza Hotel
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord
Friday, January 18th – Monday, January 21st, 2019
$25,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
Years ago around town I noticed license plate holders with Future Hyundai of Concord and thought it was odd they would advertise a future dealership opening. I even drove by the future dealership wondering how long it would take for them to open. Eventually it dawned on me: the name of the dealership is Future Hyundai of Concord! I feel like such a dum dum! 😳
2050 Diamond Blvd, Concord
Golden Corral will be opening in a new Concord location right across from the Veranda shopping center where Hometown Buffet used to be. Their closest nearby locations are in Sacramento and Tracy. Check out nutrition details for their menu items here.
From their website:
When the first Golden Corral® restaurant opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1973, Golden Corral Corporation took a confident first step in the restaurant business, beginning a tradition of offering guests real, wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere and at a great value. Nearly 45 years later, Golden Corral® is honored to be called America’s #1 buffet and grill.
The Vineyard, Concord
In April we learned that the cafe Bambu would be coming to the Vineyard shopping center in Concord and thanks to a reader for pointing out they have been closed for months now. Despite the “hope to see you again soon” sign on the door, judging by the emptiness inside I’m not getting my hopes up.
The Veranda, Concord
SoCal-based Silverlake Ramen opened recently at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Seating is only available outside but the wraparound patio has quite a lot of sitting room. The Classic ramen I had with tonkotsu broth was better than expected. Check out their ramen selection here.
Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord
Thanks to a reader for sending word about a new restaurant called Leisure Dessert opening at Salvio Pacheco Square in Concord where Fusion Bistro used to be. Despite its name, it’s actually a restaurant that serves items besides dessert. Check out their menu on their Facebook page here.
Thanks to a reader for sending a photo of this sweet looking mural:
Spotted behind the plaza on Oak Grove & Treat with the Trader Joe’s (behind Peets).