Walnut Creek

Gyms

Progress on Shadelands SportsMall in Walnut Creek


2640 Shadelands Dr, Walnut Creek

In 2016 the basketball center Ultimate Fieldhouse opened in the Walnut Creek Shadelands area and the next phase, called Shadelands SportsMall, is progressing as you can see in these photos. This massive 215,000 sq sf training center will feature nine additional sports programs and a juicery.

From their website:

Phase II will be anchored by the 105,000 sq ft COPA Soccer Training Center, a high-tech facility featuring indoor turf and futsal fields and a 10,000 sq ft fitness and performance center home to Speed Lab and Copa Fit. Encore Gymnastics & Dance, American Swim Acad­emy, Mike Murphy Baseball, Vibe Volleyball, Sparta Taekwondo, and Raga Yoga will round out Phase II, along with the inaugural location of Genius Juicery, a purveyor of delicious, performance-focused juices made in-house. Walnut Creek Soccer Club will also maintain an office in the complex.

Salons

Modern Acupuncture Coming to Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek


Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

According to the latest leasing information Modern Acupuncture is coming to Ygnaico Plaza in Walnut Creek where Fashion Knit used to be.

From their website:

What makes a practice that is thousands of years old, modern? For Modern Acupuncture, it’s in the delivery. From the moment you walk through our door, all five senses encounter an environment of relaxation and healing. Natural, earthy colors wash over you. The soft lighting allows your eyes to relax. It’s quiet. The silence brings peace. If you’re a first timer, you will be given a tablet that will walk you through what to expect during your visit. An understanding of the process is crucial for a true escape into healing. Our licensed acupuncturists are trained to guide you through each treatment to ensure your peace of mind.

Restaurants

Tozai Izakaya Soft Opening Jan 3rd in Downtown Walnut Creek


1523 Giammona Dr, Walnut Creek

It’s been over a year since we first learned about Tozai Izakaya opening in downtown Walnut Creek and the wait will soon be over as they soft open next Thursday on January 3rd. Compared to Ramen Hiroshi (same owners), this spot is way more spacious. Considering how much I enjoy the ramen there (especially in the East Bay), I can’t wait to try the food here as well!

 

Events

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Telefèric Barcelona in Walnut Creek


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Telefèric Barcelona:

Telefèric Barcelona
1500 Mount Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
Monday, December 31st, 2018
5:00pm – 7:30pm ($70) or 8:00 – 10:30pm ($90)

Join us on New Year’s Eve at Telefèric Barcelona!

We are hosting the most exciting and authentic Spanish New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Pre-Fix Menu with two dinner seatings:
$70 per person @5pm
$90 per person @7.30pm

Live Entertainment! Flamenco music, Flamenco dancers, a live running of the bulls and a couple more surprises up our sleeves!

INSIDER TIP: By dining with us, you will be automatically entered to win 2 Plane Tix to Spain !

Restaurants

Torsap Thai Kitchen Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Last week we learned that Torsap Thai Kitchen would be opening in downtown Walnut Creek where Sunol Ridge used to be and they have now opened. The warm yet modern looking inside feels amazing and with a menu designed by San Francisco-based chef Lalita Souksamlane (see menu here) I look forward to trying these dishes out! Check out more photos below including an amazing gold-leaf embellished mural in front. Note that they plan to serve beer from the taps left over from Sunol Ridge which won’t be available until they get their ABC state license.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Real Estate

New Mixed-Use Development going up in Old McDonald’s Location in Downtown Walnut Creek


1380 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

McDonald’s closed almost four years ago in downtown Walnut Creek and as you can see from the above photo demolition has taken place and a new mixed-use 5 story development is being built with over 10,000 sf of retail shops and close to 100 apartments, some of them being “flexible-use studios”. Look for this to be completed by the end of next year!