Walnut Creek

Shopping

Retail Shopping Slowly Opening Back up in Downtown Walnut Creek


Broadway Pointe, Walnut Creek

The one-two punch of the Covid-19 pandemic with recent looting in downtown Walnut Creek meant lots of closed and boarded up stores over the weekend but there are signs of retail shopping slowly opening up. Out of curiosity I checked out Williams-Sonoma which was open. A warning out front asking people to wear a mask and not to come in with a cough or fever was accompanied with touchless shopping signs inside the store. A few other people were inside as well, but frankly, it’s going to take a while to get used to shopping.

Daily Life

What’s going on with the Broadway Pointe Parking Garage in Downtown Walnut Creek?

I noticed this “CREDIT CARDS ONLY” sign at the Broadway Pointe parking garage in downtown Walnut Creek. The toll booth was open but does anyone know how much they’re going to charge and whether there will be any free parking included like the three hours that Broadway Plaza offers? Or are they going to choose what La Fiesta Square did in Lafayette and offer NO free parking whatsoever? Is this the end of the road for free parking in downtown Walnut Creek?! 🚗🚘🚗🚘

Crime

The Mean Streets of Walnut Creek


Downtown Walnut Creek

Yesterday a woman was shot in downtown Walnut Creek with looters targeting Broadway Plaza, Target and other stores according to SFGate, with a curfew in effect from 8pm to 5am each night through June 8th. I saw many shops being boarded up a few hours earlier including the Apple store, Main Street Kitchen & Bar, Williams-Sonoma, Zara, Camera West, Warby Parker, Sasa and elsewhere. The videos of the looters show how brazen they were. Unbelievable.

From the City of Walnut Creek:

Due to incidents of vandalism, theft and violence, the City of Walnut Creek has issued a curfew to be in effect overnight.

The City Manager, as Director of Emergency Services, imposed a citywide curfew through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1. The curfew will be in place from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. each evening through Monday, June 8. It requires residents, visitors and workers within the City of Walnut Creek to stay indoors during those hours. Exemptions include public safety personnel, health care providers, people traveling to and from work, and media representatives.

Shopping

Apple Opens at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Over the weekend I saw a large presentation happening inside the Apple store at Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and according to their page they are now open from 11am, with special measures in place:

To ensure a clean, safe environment, we’re taking these extra measures:

  • Limiting store occupancy
  • Face coverings (will be provided)
  • Touchless temperature checks
  • Social distancing
  • Continuous deep cleaning