With less than a week to go before Halloween, if you’re near San Ramon check out Moore’s Pumpkin Patch where in addition to offering pumpkins there is also a “Family Fun Park complete with rides and attractions”. Check out their website here where they offer a free ride coupon with $15 pumpkin purchase.
The women’s clothing boutique The Reset opened a popup shop in Broadway Plaza where the Art of Shaving used to be. Check out their online store here and find out more about the owner Maria Peevey and their story here. They will be open through January 15th, after which a Forevermark jewelry store is planning to open in this spot.
A new boutique called JBJ Curated Goods For Life opened recently in downtown Walnut Creek that features jewelry, accessories, home decor, and other curated goods. They used to be located inside the Elisa Wen boutique in Danville but have relocated to their own shop since the owner is from Walnut Creek and wanted to expand. Check out their Instagram page here. There will be a sip & shop pop-up with Beautycounter from 11am – 3pm this Thursday, October 25th.
Invisible desserts, what will they think of next at Lafayette Whole Foods?! Bring one of those empty containers to your next party and be sure to let everyone know it contains no artificial sweeteners or hydrogenated fats!
The Abrothacary, an Oakland-based, woman-run company that features herbal bone broth and cleanses recently started offering their goods at the Moraga farmers market. I’ve passed by this booth several times and have been intrigued by what’s being offered, has anyone tried this stuff? Do you make soup with it or mix it in other ways? I make broth from the leftover turkey carcass on Thanksgiving and agree with Ina Garten that it’s like liquid gold, it makes soups so much tastier!
Last month we learned that Joe & the Juice will be coming to downtown Walnut Creek and according to an email from the owner, D. Delucchi Fine Jewelry will close at the end of October and relocate a few blocks away to 1372 N. Main St, Suite 106 in the same building where CREAM is, in back. As you can see in the above photo, the sunglasses store next door will also be closing to make room for a new building so Joe & the Juice will be able to offer their juice in a sleek new storefront!
The painting studio Color Me Mine will be closing this December at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette. Note that their Walnut Creek location will remain open.
From an email:
Our business is very much involved in planning and takes time for people to get their things back. Also, everything painted in the Lafayette location that is not picked up will not be transferred anywhere, they will be donated or disposed of. The second week of December will be the last week we will accept painters and then the third week will be the last week to pick up items(items left at Lafayette will NOT be available anywhere else), I want to be closed before the holidays. Our Walnut Creek and various other locations will remain open, and also franchising opportunities are currently available!
This broken sign outside Sears at the Sunvalley Valley shopping center in Concord is representative of the decline of one of the most dominant retailers of the 20th century as Sears declared bankruptcy yesterday. Although the Concord Sears is not on the list to close it’s probably only a matter of time before the hammer drops there as well. And it won’t be a Craftsman either as that iconic brand was sold last year to Stanley Black & Decker. Do you think the Concord Sears will survive? If not, how long do you expect them to last? If you’re interested to see how far they’ve fallen I encourage you to check them out and walk around a while before it’s too late. I did that over the summer and was shocked at what happened, especially to the electronics section, where TVs are no longer sold, and it looks dreary throughout.