Paper Source Opening this April in Walnut Creek


Back in November when I noted that the baby goods store The Right Start was closing I mentioned that Paper Source would possibly be opening up in April in this location and it’s looking more and more like this is going to happen. Paper Source is definitely opening a store in Walnut Creek in April based on their Jobs page here. Doing a search for zip code 9496 shows they are looking for an Assistant Store Manager, Shift Supervisor and Store Manager.

I had mentioned in September that Sunrise Bistro might be expanding next door where the frame store Art Form used to be, but it turns out that this space is being combined with the now vacant spot to the right, giving whoever moves in plenty of floorspace. Take a look at the inside below:


I would have thought Paper Source would be better off in Broadway Plaza or closer to downtown on the other side, but this location on the periphery makes sense since they needed more space, and jives with their Berkeley location on 4th Street which is also at the end of the 4th Street shopping area. Coincidence? We’ll see…

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  • Elizabeth Mackey

    This location is so small 🙁 Or are they getting more of the square footage that you mentioned above? I rarely walk over there, but from what I can remember of “Right Start” spot, it was not very big. I keep wondering why we get the smaller version of all the fun stores, like Anthropologie. If they open this spot and it is tiny, I most likely will still drive to the Berkeley spot. While I love the Anthro in Walnut Creek, the Berkeley locations is still ten times better.
    I just don’t see how they will be able to carry all the good stuff that Berkeley location does in this dime size spot 🙁

    • The Art Form space next to Sunrise Bistro has already been combined with the Right Start space so there is a lot more room now. I’m still not sure this will be the Paper Source location but we’ll know soon enough.

      • Elizabeth Mackey

        I was wondering if now that Foot Candy is gone, perhaps that could be the location? It is in a really nice spot, and reminds me of how it looks at their Santana Row location.

        • Ah, good point I’ll have to keep checking both locations. If you find out anything please let me know, thanks!

          • Elizabeth Mackey

            I was at the Berkeley store this past weekend 1/20, and the sales girl said that yes in fact this is the location for the new Paper Source. So we finally have our answer! I suppose now that they did enlarge the space that it will be a decent size.

          • Great to know, thanks! It looked quite large to me. Stop by if you’re nearby and you’ll see what I mean. Of course when it fills up it may feel crowded. We’ll see.

          • Elizabeth Mackey

            I did take a look inside, and I think it is a nice size, compared to what I thought it would be. The Berkeley location is bigger, but this one will fit the needs of Walnut Creek. I’m happy to have them here, as I use their products a lot for packaging my items for my Etsy shop.