In April we learned that the clothing store Johnny Was would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the coming soon signage is now up showing they’ll be opening next month in September. Now that Apple has reopened this part of Broadway Plaza looks completely different with a wide open space making this a great time and location to open. Check out the Johnny Was website here.
In March we learned that Soft Surroundings, a St. Louis-based women’s catalog retailer would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the coming soon signage is now up next to Aldo and although their website still indicates a fall opening, the signage that is up now points to a winter, 2018 opening. Check out their online catalog here.
The Apple store reopened in Broadway Plaza over the weekend across the street from their previous location in downtown Walnut Creek. Obviously it’s a beautiful store with tall ceilings, and wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows allowing plenty of light in. The front of the store showcases their products while the back of the store features a Genius “grove” instead of “bar” to handle support issues with a giant LCD wall screen splitting the two sections up. The LCD screen area hosts various sessions to learn about Apple products and techniques like photography, music, coding and more. Check out and reserve current sessions here. The reason why it feels so spacious inside is thanks to the basement that was added to store their inventory etc.
Right outside in back are several tables with the patio area extending all the way out to the remodeled fountain and benches. Interestingly the Apple logo at the old store was blacked out but protruded nonetheless; check out this photo and more inside photos after the jump. What do you think of the new store? Has it met your expectations?
Along with the new Apple store opening at Broadway Plaza tomorrow in downtown Walnut Creek are new electronic displays with advertisements on one side and a clickable store directory on the other. I wonder what operating system they’re running, not MacOS? Maybe Apple should start selling an embedded OS to compete with Linux… 😜
In May we learned that Madison Reed Color Bar would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and their coming soon signage is now up. Their third location after San Francisco and New York will be opening next month in Corte Madera. Check out their services in Corte Madera here, find out more about their color system here and check out their color your hair guide here.
It’s been over a year since we learned that Apple would be relocating across the street in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek and they’ll finally be opening on July 28th at 10am according to the Apple Walnut Creek web page. Note there will be plenty of floor to ceiling windows surrounding the building; it’s just papered over in these photos. Also, the open space behind the store where Starbucks, Lacoste/Tesla and Lucky Jeans used to be is huge! New benches surround the fountain and new paver stones have been placed throughout this section of the plaza. This is going to be a great place to stroll around.
At the beginning of the year we learned that a Peloton cycling showroom would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and they have now opened, this being their third Bay Area location. For about $2,000 you get a stationary bike and for about $40/month you get access to on-demand and live classes. I took a test ride and was impressed with both the bike (smooth!) and the classes displayed on a giant tablet. There are plenty of class styles and times to fit one’s schedule and goals. Check out their schedule here. The bike/service also tracks performance metrics which can be used to compare to others if desired. According to someone I spoke they’re also planning on introducing a treadmill in a couple of months which will also be available at this showroom. Check out their website here.
In May we learned that Lovesac would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the “Opening Summer 2018” signage is now up. Check out their bean bag chair selection here and modular furniture system called sactionalshere. I checked out their showroom in San Francisco recently and was impressed with the bean bag chairs. They are HUGE!
Last month we learned that the men’s clothing store Bonobos would be opening a Guideshop at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and their window signage is now up. Check out their online offerings here. There is currently a stylist/guide job offering listed here.