California Closets, located in the historic Dole House from the late 19th century in downtown Walnut Creek, is closing, possibly in a few months. According to the latest city permit information it looks like a Warby Parker showroom may be opening here. Stay tuned…
Last month we learned that the children’s clothing Gymboree will be closing in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and it looks like the sale of Janie and Jack, also owned by Gymboree, hasn’t gone through so that store will be closing as well unless it gets bought out soon.
The popup clothing store The Reset closed last month at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and San Francisco-based Padis Jewelry will be opening in this spot this spring which will feature the De Beers Forevermark Tribute collection. Check out the collection here and find out more about Padis Jewelry here.
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Regrettably there are no longer enough sales to support the expense of providing the store. We are saddened to have to close and all that goes with it. We will miss our loyal customers and our staff in Walnut Creek.
Thank you again for your patronage. We await you in our Dublin location. At the right times of day it’s not a bad drive. We ask for your support for our remaining Dublin store so we can continue to fit shoes and help the dance and theater community. Please make your purchases with us, encourage your dance teacher to recommend the store rather than an online site, and bring us your group orders.
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Half Price Books will be closing early May in Concord across from Todos Santos plaza according to the East Bay Times. Last week we learned that they may be relocating within Concord, possibly in the Willows shopping center and according to the Times article there are, “six letters of intent out for various spaces but no leases signed yet”. Every time I’ve visited it’s always crowded and lively so I hope they reopen in Concord! Considering the shops who left for Veranda, and Barnes & Noble opening there as well, Half Price Books would be a great addition to Willows who will bring in more shoppers there.
A new travel and luggage store called Innovation Gateway to Travel opened recently where Edwards Everything Travel used to be in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. When I dropped by over the weekend it looked like the same goods were being carried as Edwards, so much so that I thought Edwards managed to reopen. Even the placement was the same. It turns out a company called Innovation Luggage, which has stores around the country under various names, opened the store and hired back the same employees from Edwards to work there.
Natasha Grasso Jewelry, which opened a showroom three years ago in the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga, has closed. According to their Instagram page it looks like they’re relocating to Roseville. Check out their online collection here and sign up for their BLING BOX monthly subscription service here.