Walnut Creek

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Waiting for Saranap Village…

I was walking near Morucci’s deli on Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek when I passed by a sign for Saranap Village. First proposed back in 2014, it has gone through various updates until the project was approved last year. It will feature up to almost 200 apartments/condos, a supermarket, coffee shop, sit-down restaurant and wine bar. As you can see in the above photo development has yet to start. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and renderings and FAQ on their website here.


iLoveKickboxing Opening Mid July at Avalon in Walnut Creek

Avalon, Walnut Creek

The kickboxing gym iLoveKickboxing is planning on opening mid-July in the Avalon apartment complex near the Pleasant Hill BART station in Walnut Creek. Check out more details on their Walnut Creek page here.

From their website:

iLoveKickboxing is what happened when we took the workouts that get professional fighters so fit… and made them accessible to ANYONE looking to get in awesome shape.

But we didn’t stop there.

We added loud, energizing music to get your heart racing… passionate instructors who really care about you, motivate you every step of the way… and a community of support and friendship lifts you up when you’re feeling down.


Walnut Creek Uncorked June 20th

Walnut Creek Uncorked:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $40 ($50 at door)

Sip, savor and stroll through downtown Walnut Creek and experience the best restaurants, fashion, jewelry, and artisan shops while enjoying a variety of regional wines. Food bites, live entertainment and hydration stations included during the event.


The Art of Shaving is Closing in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that The Art of Shaving is closing in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. Note that 40% off sign is only for those who join their “replenishment club“. I wonder if all the construction going on impacted their sales. Too bad they decided to close now because the Apple store is almost finished, the men’s clothing store UNTUCKit opened recently nearby, and another men’s clothing store, Bonobos is set to open nearby as well.



Bonobos coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The men’s clothing store Bonobos is coming to Broadway Plaza where Skin|17 used to be near Macy’s, according to the latest city permit information. Check out their online store here. This comes a day after we learned that the children’s clothing store Monica + Andy closed right across from this location. It turns out that the founder of Monica + Andy is the sister of Bonobos founder Andy Dunn.  Before Skin|17, another men’s clothing store, Ministry of Supply, used to be here.

From their website:

We started Bonobos because we couldn’t find pants that fit. They were either way too tight or too boxy. We fixed it. Now we’ve expanded our playbook to shirts and suits.  We started Bonobos because we couldn’t find pants that fit. They were either way too tight or too boxy. We fixed it. Now we’ve expanded our playbook to shirts and suits.

Schedule a one-hour appointment at one of our Guideshop locations. Try on anything you like and have a cold one from the fridge. A knowledgeable Guide will walk you through the entire Bonobos line and help you find your perfect fit. A Guide will place your order and it will be shipped directly to your home or office. Walk out with your hands free.