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“Five hours is not beyond reason for ladies to have coffee, shop, browse and have lunch”

Note: Read my parking alert post from last year here.

A bit scary how Broadway Plaza parking jumps from free the first 3 hours to $25 for 5+ hours!

From a reader:

The lot behind Crate & Barrel has paid parking since January 7.
First 3 hours free, then confusing signage of each hour after.

A friend and I were up there today for shopping and lunch. We began at 10 with coffee at Macy’s, then shopped in Macy’s ($50.00), cruised Lush and The Container Store, had lunch at Sunrise Bistro ($60.00), spent an hour or so in Crate & Barrel and finished up at David M Brian ($250.00), going back to the garage at 3:00. We were parked for 5 hrs.

First 3 hours free? . . .you would expect maybe $2.50 per hour after? . . .You would be wrong. It cost us $25.00 to park for those 5 hours!! Twenty-five dollars! That’s either $5.00 per hour or $12.50 per hour depending on how you look at it.

This is atrocious. A Wednesday in winter at the middle of the day? Seriously??

Five hours is not beyond reason for ladies to have coffee, shop, browse and have lunch – we easily might have wanted to take in a matinee too. The garage cost, however, was far, far beyond reason. This is urban robbery and taxes the very people who support those stores, shops and restaurants.

Shopping

Ministry of Supply Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that the clothing store Ministry of Supply would be opening where Vince Camuto used to be in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now opened. Although predominantly a men’s clothing store they also have a small women’s section as well. Check out their website here. They are having a launch party on March 15th with, “beer, wine, cocktails and made-on-the-spot ice cream from Smitten Ice Cream” as well as a “chance to win free Ministry of Supply products”. If interested, register for the party here.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

Amazon Books Coming to Broadway Plaza will Include Cafe


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Interesting addition about Amazon Books coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek which we found out back in January. According to this East Bay Times article, a cafe will be included in the “6,469-square-foot Amazon store”. As you can see in the photo of the recently vacated Coach store, Amazon Books will replace both the Coach store as well the the former Go! Calendars – Games – Toys store.

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Aritzia Opens in Broadway Plaza in Downtown Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last June we learned that the Vancouver-based women’s clothing store Aritzia would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now opened. They took over the former J.Crew and J.Jill spots and with soaring ceilings it feels quite spacious. The artistic flourishes throughout the store add to the scene. Check out their website here.

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Ministry of Supply Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Boston-based clothing store Ministry of Supply is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek where Vince Camuto used to be. Check out their website here. “Complimentary tailoring” is a nice perk. According to the Wikipedia page, it was founded by MIT students and funded by Kickstarter campaigns. Sounds interesting! Has anyone been to their San Francisco store? Thanks to a reader for sending word about the latest city permit info.

From their website:

What if the innovation was actually focused on making the experience of wearing the product better? Ministry of Supply was founded in 2012 to answer this question. We believe that clothing is both an expression of our identity and ideas, and an extension of the body, where form and function intersect. Our mission is to design and construct garments true to the form of the body, so we can unlock the body’s innate potential, leaving one truly unrestricted to focus on their daily pursuits.

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Amazon Books Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Goodbye Barnes & Noble, hello Amazon Books! Thanks to a reader for pointing out that according to the latest permit information Amazon Books is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, possibly where Go! Calendars – Games – Toys used to be. It’s ironic how Amazon caused so many physical bookstores to close, with Barnes & Noble closing around the corner last year; and now Amazon is the one opening a brick and mortar store. As an Amazon Prime member I look forward to checking this store out!

From the Amazon Books page:

As a physical extension of Amazon.com, Amazon Books integrates the benefits of offline and online shopping to help you find books and devices you’ll love. We select books based on Amazon.com customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and our curators’ assessments. We place books face-out on the shelves, so each can communicate its own essence. Under each book is a review card with the Amazon.com customer rating and a review. Most have been rated 4 stars or above and many are award winners.
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Amazon Books is a store without walls – there are thousands of books available in store and millions more available at Amazon.com. Walk out of the store with a book or device; lighten your load and buy it online (Prime customers, of course, won’t pay for shipping); download a book for your Kindle; or add a product to your Amazon Wish List, so someone else can buy it.
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Devices in our Echo, Kindle, Fire tablet, and Fire TV families are available to test drive and buy. Associates are on hand to answer questions and show each device in action.
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Prices on all items for Amazon Prime members are the same as from Amazon.com. For customers who aren’t Prime members, Amazon devices are the same price as from Amazon.com; books and other items are sold at list price.