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Warby Parker Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1614 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

The eyeglass shop Warby Parker opened over the weekend in downtown Walnut Creek in the historic Dole House on Mt. Diablo Blvd. In addition to frames, they also offer contact lenses and plan to offer eye exams upstairs where you can book appointments for eye exams and contact lens fittings. Check out their Walnut Creek page here. “To celebrate the new year, Warby Parker created custom-illustrated 2020 paper glasses. During the last week of December (12/26 onwards), customers can stop in store to pick up a pair, no purchase (or prescription) required.”

Restaurants

Larkey Market in Walnut Creek gets New Owner – New Deli and Cold Brew Coffee Coming Soon


2800 Larkey Ln, Walnut Creek

Over the weekend I dropped by Larkey Market in Walnut Creek to check out what was going on since they got a new owner. There had been some questions about their homemade sandwiches disappearing and I found out that a new deli station is in the works and once it’s ready they’ll be back to offering handmade sandwiches as well as an expanded menu including a special family chicken salad recipe, breakfast items and more specialty deli items. Online ordering will be available as well as a new Larkey Market coffee, including a proprietary cold brew. In addition to food and drink updates they want to update the aesthetics so it will feel more like a neighborhood market and deli with more tables and less like a convenience store. Check for updates on their Instagram page here.

Shopping

TravisMathew Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the SoCal-based men’s clothing store, TravisMathew, founded in 2007 and bought by Callaway a few years ago, is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.

From their website:

Founded in 2007, TravisMathew draws its inspiration from all aspects of Southern California culture and lifestyle. Our focus on making premier men’s apparel for work and play has cemented our foothold in the sportswear world. Over the past several years, TravisMathew has been leading the way in quality and active-wear design.

Restaurants

What’s Going on with Blaze Pizza at Lyric in Walnut Creek?


Lyric, Walnut Creek

In April we learned that Blaze Pizza would be coming to The Lyric in downtown Walnut Creek but all the coming soon signs have been removed and one reader emailed that they were, “balled up in a trash can in the corner.” However, the website still has a location listed. Anyone know what’s going on? The listed address is, “1507 Locust St.” so I wonder if they’re actually opening next door in the soon-to-be-built new building? Check out their menu here.