1525 Locust St, Walnut Creek
1394 N Main St, Walnut Creek
I remember a time, not too long ago, when two diners, Hubcaps, and Mel’s used to be in downtown Walnut Creek. Now there are none. 🍔🌭🍺
1628 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Last month, we learned that bay area-based clothing store LULUSIMONSTUDIO would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and they have now opened. Check out their online shop here.
Several years ago, I posted about the Danger, Stay Out – Stay Alive sign across from Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. Sad to see how dried up it is now. I remember geese swimming around there in the not so distant past. Hopefully, more water will come this rainy season.
1506 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Boba café Sinceretea, which opened a couple of years ago in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. Their San Jose location remains open. I enjoyed their red velvet flavored egg puffs.
1375 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Burma Unique, which opened a couple of years ago in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. You can still get Burmese food in downtown Walnut Creek a few blocks away at Burma 2.
1948 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
Back in December, 2019 we learned that an escape room called Diablo Escapes would be coming to Walnut Creek and they have now opened. They feature five virtual reality challenge games which can be played with up to six players at once. Look for two live escape rooms to open by year end.
I had a chance to demo the VR challenges, which use HTC Vive Pro headsets, and they are truly mesmerizing, combining escape room-like challenges with out of this world scenes not available in live escape rooms, like getting a space station up and running, escaping from a deep sea platform surrounded by shark infested waters, or battling dragons. Words don’t do justice to how incredible the experience is. Check out all five VR challenges here.
The lobby has a steampunk vibe with drinks, snacks and escape room in-a-box games for sale, including my favorite EXIT games which I highly recommend. Note that their rooms have a UV filtration system which is especially nice in these times. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends or family, definitely book a session and try out one of their VR escape room games!
More photos, including the VR arena after the jump…