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Hofssi Chocolates Holiday Pop-Up Open through Dec 23rd in Lafayette


3541 Wilkinson Ln, Lafayette

Hofssi Chocolates is having their fourth annual holiday pop up shop in Lafayette right behind La Fiesta Square. They are open 10 am – 4 pm, daily through December 23rd.

From their website:

I make premium chocolates, with great ingredients. I make chocolates that taste great. I love caramel, toffee and nut based chocolates. Those are my specialties. The chocolate I use is all fair trade, and much of it is organic. In fact, I try to use as may organic ingredients as I can. I use no preservatives or dyes.

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Daskalos Closing Early January at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The men’s fashion shop Daskalos, which has been open since 1990 at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, is closing at the beginning of January. I believe this was the only independently owned store within Broadway Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this.

From their website:

The ambitious young immigrant brohers opened a second Daskalos Brothers in Lafayette, California in 1974 that became a mainstay of the community for 26 years. In 1990 Daskalos Brothers changed direction by opening Daskalos European Fashions in Walnut Creek California within Broadway Plaza. The new store now offered high-end European apparel such as Canali, Zegna & Brioni.

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See’s Candies Open through Dec 24th at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga


Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

See’s Candies is open for the holiday season through December 24th at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga.

From an email:

Pick out your favorite high quality See’s candy from a wide assortment; shipping to friends and family is available right there. All proceeds support many humanitarian non-profits that serve our community and are chosen by Kiwanian members.

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Half Price Books Opens at Willows Shopping Center in Concord


Willows Shopping Center, Concord

Half Price Books, which features, “new and used books, magazines, comics, records, videos, CDs, DVDs and collectible items” opened last week at Willows shopping center in Concord, moving from their previous spot across from Todos Santos Plaza. When I visited over the weekend it was packed full of shoppers and it manages to fit a lot more products than I imagined it would. Check out the Concord page here.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

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Beyond Active Opens in Danville


166 E. Prospect Ave, Danville

The boutique Beyond Active opened recently in Danville. Check out their online selection here.

From their website:

This crazy journey started almost three years ago in Danville, California. As a mom of three children, I set out to find a purpose. When I was approached by a friend to take what she started and make it something bigger, I jumped on it! My passion for working out, fitness and shopping and activewear, all came into one love. Beyond Active is a place to find everything you love about women, men, and children’s activewear and wellness!

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Dioro Jewelers Relocates to Hartz Ave in Danville

Dioro Jewelers relocated from Danville Livery to Hartz Ave. in Danville. Until the above location is ready they are located down the block at 444 Hartz Ave.

From their website:

Dioro Jewelers was established in 1975. We are an authorized dealer of over 25 watch brands. We offer full service watch repair and maintenance. In addition to watches, we have a large selection and great pricing on beautiful fine jewelry. Should you prefer something customized, custom jewelry is our forte as is our in-store selection. All you have to do is bring in a picture or an idea and we go from there to make your dream a reality.