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Myara Children’s Boutique Opens at Lafayette Clocktower

Lafayette Clocktower

A cute, new children’s boutique called Myara opened recently in the Lafayette Clocktower where the piece. store used to be. This boutique features clothing, shoes and accessories all designed by the owner (a local Lafayette resident) and produced by partner seamstresses in Turkey. This Saturday, April 13th they are hosting a free “make your own bunny ears” Easter event so if you have little kids and are in the area I highly recommend you drop by to check out their shop to see the gorgeous products they offer and meet the designer/owner.

From their website:

Myara is a children’s boutique based in Lafayette, California (in a family town outside San Francisco). We design our own clothes. Our head designer, Sunny, designed for top brands and always wanted to create a boutique where family members could come, sit, have coffee, connect, and start a fresh chapter of their child’s lives with a piece that speaks to them.

After starting a family in the town she found home, she created that boutique and named it after her grandmother, Rya. Myara is a place where mothers and their children to deeply enjoy one of the blessings of childhood: dressing your child. Rather than filling rack after rack, Myara is a place to sit, have coffee, let your child play in the playhouse, and connect. Let us get to know your needs and the story that your child’s tells. Let us show you what sets our pieces apart. And, we can always make something just for your little one.

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Barnes & Noble Opening Soon at The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

As you can see from the above photo the Barnes & Noble signage is up at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Although the property manager mentioned a scheduled April opening this month, when I looked inside they’re still working on the flooring and it’s completely empty inside so they’re going to have to hurry up to get this open this month. With Yard House restaurant opening at the end of the month I shudder to thinking about the parking situation in this area…


Warby Parker Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1614 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that California Closets would be closing in downtown Walnut Creek in the historic Dole House with the possibility of Warby Parker opening in its place and based on recent job postings we know that Warby Parker will be opening a showroom most likely in this location. Check out their selection here.

From their website:

Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: glasses are too expensive. We were students when one of us lost his glasses on a backpacking trip. The cost of replacing them was so high that he spent the first semester of grad school without them, squinting and complaining. (We don’t recommend this.) The rest of us had similar experiences, and we were amazed at how hard it was to find a pair of great frames that didn’t leave our wallets bare. Where were the options?

It turns out there was a simple explanation. The eyewear industry is dominated by a single company that has been able to keep prices artificially high while reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options.


Chase Bank Coming to Moraga

Moraga Way & School Street, Moraga

Wells Fargo will be getting a little more competition soon as a new Chase Bank is coming right next door near Safeway in Moraga. According to the Moraga town council news this is the, “first major new commercial construction in Moraga in several years, and will provide more convenient services for Chase’s approximately 3,400 Moraga account holders.” Presumably they’ll also want to increase that number being that they’re situated so close to Wells Fargo.


Monaluna Closes Retail Shop in Downtown Walnut Creek

2061 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

The organic fabric shop Monaluna which opened a few years ago in downtown Walnut Creek on Mt. Diablo Blvd. has closed. However, according to a letter in the window they are still creating fabrics and products in Walnut Creek, about a mile from this location, which be available on their online shop here. They will also be visible at local pop-ups and markets and once their new studio opens they also may be offering free local shipping and pickup.