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Intuitive Writing Project Closes in Orinda Theatre Square

Orinda Theatre Square

The Intuitive Writing Project, an an educational writing program for girls which opened a few years ago in Orinda Theatre Square has closed. According to the owner they are temporarily operating out in Moraga but  “it’s possible that we will always be mobile, as this will allow us to serve girls throughout the Bay Area, from San Ramon to Marin and from Oakland to SF.” Check for updates on their website here.


Makers Market Relocates within Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Makers Market, featuring American-made, handcrafted goods has relocated from their Broadway Plaza spot across from Nordstrom a few short hops away next to the Tesla showroom. Their new spot where Kit and Ace used to be, is huge and really shows off their offerings comfortably. Browse their online selection here.

On February 24th they’re having a grand opening event to “come sip, eat, create, hang out with makers, and learn about our mission to Rebuild the Legacy of American Made.” Don’t forget you can get “20% off the purchase of a single product for our Facebook followers, with mention of this promotion.”

Another upcoming event takes place March 10th with their outdoor craft fair taking place in the plaza in front of True Food Kitchen and Starbucks. From the event page:

Come shop 20+ local artists (jewelers, candles, organic body, home goods, apparel, artwork, glass, succulents) while listening to live music out in the Plaza and then enjoy spirits and bites

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading


Tesla Model 3 Mania at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Now that the $35,000 electric Tesla Model 3 model is being displayed at the Tesla showroom at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek there have been major lines outside waiting to get a closer look.

From the Model 3 website page:

Model 3 is a smaller, simpler, more affordable electric car. Although it is our newest vehicle, Model 3 is not “Version 3” or the most advanced Tesla. Like Model S, it is designed to be the safest car in its class.



We Olive Closing Jan 28th in Downtown Walnut Creek

1364 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the olive oil shop and wine bar We Olive is closing in downtown Walnut Creek after eight years in business. Over the weekend everything in the store was 20% off.

From an email:

We have had an ongoing love story with olives and olive oil for over a decade now. It is what led us to open our little store in downtown Walnut Creek, and what propelled Christine to hone her skills and become part of a sensory panel involved with certifying olive oils.  It ultimately, led us to plant our own olive grove.  So, it is with some sadness, but with a firm eye toward the future, that we announce our retirement, and the closing of the We Olive Walnut Creek location. We have enjoyed sharing our passion for olive oil with our many loyal guests over the years and are thankful for the new and enduring friendships made during this time.

Our retirement sale starts today!

 We are going to celebrate by putting everything in the store on sale! Come in and enjoy deep discounts on everything in the store, while supplies last. Please hurry in!  We don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank you personally for supporting us on this amazing journey, while you stock up on all your favorite We Olive products!