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European Train Enthusiasts Display through Jan 7th in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville


Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

European Train Enthusiasts is displaying this year in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville where Read Booksellers used to be across from Draeger’s. They’ll be open 10am – 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, however they will be open December 26th and January 2nd . To find out more about ETE click here.

From the Blackhawk Museum website:

For the 16th year, the European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) will bring their HO Scale European Model Trains and Modular Layout to Blackhawk to brighten the holiday season. This year, the Layout will be located inside the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center adjacent to Draeger’s Market.

ETE’s Module Group has created remarkably detailed scale versions of European landscapes, including mountains, villages, bridges, farms, lakes and industries, which come alive when they operate their trains though the carefully constructed countryside.

Each day during the run of the exhibition you will see a wide selection of locomotives, freight and passenger cars from various countries in Europe as different ETE members operate the layout.

Shopping

Charming Charlie Closing Late December in Blackhawk Plaza – Files for Bankruptcy


Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

The Houston-based women’s accessories, jewelry and clothing store Charming Charlie is closing later this month in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. According to this Houston Chronicle article they “filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday with a plan to revamp operations, reduce debt and shrink its chain of jewelry and accessories stores in a hotly competitive retail environment.”

Restaurants

Creamistry coming to Blackhawk Plaza in Danville


Blackhawk, Plaza, Walnut Creek

The liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop Creamistry is coming to Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. Check out their menu here. Their specialty ice cream creations like Captain’s Breakfast made with Cap’n Crunch ice cream, strawberries, banana and Nutella and Quantum Coffee made with milk chocolate ice cream, Heath, almonds and caramel sound interesting.

From their website:

Forget the frozen stiff ice cream that has been sitting in the freezer for much too long because at Creamistry, we serve ice cream the fresh way. Our Creamologists specialize in using liquid nitrogen to prepare customized, handcrafted ice cream right before your eyes! We take pride in using high quality, premium ingredients including all natural and organic ingredients with over 60 flavors and toppings.

Shopping

Drift Co. Opens in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville


Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

Drift Co, the Pleasanton-based clothing boutique opened their second location over the weekend in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. Specializing in “curating the best brands in swim, active and travel lifestyle”, they have a really nice selection of clothes and accoutrements. Check out their offerings on their website here.

From their website:

We all dream of our next big adventure. Drift co was dreamt up in pursuit of styling those adventures and bringing all the fun of fashion and glam into your most memorable moments. These are the moments that photos are made of so come drift away with us.

Restaurants

Stella’s Ristorante Opens in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville


Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

Earlier this year Ferrari’s Cucina Italiana closed in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, replaced by another Italian restaurant, Stella’s Ristorante. Check out their menus here.

From their website:

Stella’s Ristorante specializes in contemporary Italian cuisine made with only the finest and freshest ingredients.  Our casual setting blends a young, contemporary feel with classic charm and tradition. The flavors in our dishes will delight even the most discerning palate… from our delicious fresh seafood to our flame-grilled steaks to our authentic Italian pasta.