Walnut Creek


Ruth Bancroft Garden Annual Dinner in Walnut Creek Oct 27th

Ruth Bancroft Garden Annual Dinner:

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd. Walnut Creek
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
5:30 – 9:00pm | $175

Ticket sales close this Saturday at 4 pm.
Calling all Garden lovers! Whether you’re new to the Garden or a long time supporter, the Annual Member & Friend’s Dinner is a night you won’t want to miss. Show your support of Ruth’s magical Garden at this year’s enchanting event. The evening includes live and silent auctions, raffles, dinner, drinks, a magical cocktail-hour with Professional Illusionist, Patrick Martin, along with an after-dinner magic show.


D. Delucchi Fine Jewelry Relocating within Downtown Walnut Creek

1507 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that Joe & the Juice will be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and according to an email from the owner, D. Delucchi Fine Jewelry will close at the end of October and relocate a few blocks away to 1372 N. Main St, Suite 106 in the same building where CREAM is, in back. As you can see in the above photo, the sunglasses store next door will also be closing to make room for a new building so Joe & the Juice will be able to offer their juice in a sleek new storefront!


Starbucks Opens at Rossmoor Town Center in Walnut Creek

Rossmoor Town Center, Walnut Creek

Three years ago we learned about Starbucks coming to the Rossmoor Town Center in Walnut Creek and they have now opened. This one also has a drive-thru as you can see in the above photo. Thanks to everyone who emailed about the opening. There is plenty of new space so I look forward to see what other shops will be coming here.


Fallfest in Downtown Danville Oct 20th and 21st


Downtown Danville
Hartz Avenue
Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 21st, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

FallFest features 150 outstanding artists from the western United States. No community event would be complete without food and drink and this year’s FallFest has a great selection of ‘cuisine’ opportunities ranging from Chicken Skewers, Tempura Fried Vegetables, Kettle Corn and Hawaiian Shaved Ice! Also enjoy a local Danville brewery and two outstanding wine purveyors. This year’s FallFest offers some outstanding dance and musical entertainment. Next Step Dance Academy returns to entertain their Fallfest fans. Additionally, you may catch the Danville Women’s Club Flash-Mob dance ensemble – but who knows where or when! The Classic Car Show shows off on Sunday. Don’t miss seeing an array of the coolest cars in the Valley.


Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant Saved from Eviction at Encina Grande in Walnut Creek

Encina Grande, Walnut Creek

Last week I posted a note from a reader who was lamenting the impending loss of Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant in the newly remodeled shopping center Encina Grande in Walnut Creek and it turns out the complaints worked as Jade Garden was able to renew their lease according to cbslocal.com. As for the UPS store next door, it turns out the owner took a big loss and will relocate to Orchards shopping center across the street in a few months with a new owner.


YogaWorks Planning on Relocating to Main Street Plaza in Walnut Creek

Main Street Plaza, Walnut Creek

The discount home goods store Tuesday Morning closed last year in Main Street Plaza in Walnut Creek and according to the latest city planning commission agenda YogaWorks is planning on relocating from their Plaza Escuela location to this more prominent spot. It will be less than 7,000 sf while the rest of the 17,000 space is expected to remain empty for now. Check out their schedule here and pricing here.


Indigo Cycling Studio Opens at Palos Verdes Mall in Walnut Creek

Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek

Indigo Yoga & Pilates has expanded yet again, to a third location in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek, this time opening a cycling studio featuring stationary Schwinn bikes. Class offerings include high energy, inspirational and sweaty, classical-style and music-driven styles. Indigo also offers various yoga classes, including Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Hatha, Mat Pilates, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Sound Healing. Check out their website here and take note of the special two week unlimited cycling offer for $29.


Jade Garden Loses Lease – “To say our neighborhood is mad and getting more upset is a vast understatement”

From a reader:

Someone on the NextDoor app posted a notice that Jade Garden, located next to the ‘new’ Whole Foods on Ygnacio in Walnut Creek was being forced to close.
When WF negotiated their lease, they have a clause that states all other restaurants in the complex cannot renew their lease. Jade Garden, a part of our neighborhood for over 30 years, is being forced to move/close because Whole Foods does not want the competition. This also means the other long-term restaurants in the complex will need to close over time. These are businesses run by families that live in our community. Our neighborhood has always been good about embracing these businesses and supporting them with our patronage.

To say our neighborhood is mad and getting more upset is a vast understatement.
To my eye, this flies in the face of how WF presents itself to the public. They come across as this good neighbor, supporting local farmers/food producers and the community…but here they are putting clauses in to shut out competition and essentially ruin local businesses. It’s disgusting.

There is a WC Planning Commission meeting tomorrow to review this change (and the pending new AAA office taking the space)…Regency Partners and WF may be shocked at the turn out