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Saje Natural Wellness Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that according to the latest city permit information, the Canadian skincare company Saje (founded in 1992), will be opening their first East Bay location in Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Stay tuned for updates on exactly where they will be opening… In the meantime you can check out their San Francisco store at 1913 Fillmore St.

From their website:

Our products contain pure ingredients from nature that are environmentally friendly and support the body’s natural functions. We always use 100% pure, plant derived essential oils that are sourced and distilled from all over the world—wherever the most potent species of beneficial flowers, fruits, leaves and trees grow naturally and sustainably.

We are also proud of the fact that our products are free of parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic colors and artificial fragrances. Look closely at each product label, as everything contained in a product is clearly listed. We stand behind our ingredient choices and have nothing to hide.

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Apple Opening in New Broadway Plaza Spot in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The writing has been on the wall for a while now that Apple would be relocating from their location next to Tiffany in downtown Walnut Creek to Broadway Plaza ever since we learned of a new building with glass walls that was proposed last year where California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks, Tesla and  Yogasmoga used to be. The Broadway Plaza directory now lists the Apple Store as a new addition so it’s official. Apple is relocating to Broadway Plaza in a brand new building! With Amazon opening in the fall I’m glad to see some tech focused stores opening here.

Note, you can actually see the current Apple store in the background of the above photo so they won’t be moving far.

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Amazon Books Opening this Fall in Broadway Plaza


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last month we learned that Amazon Books would be opening a physical branch (including a cafe!) in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and things are progressing as the “coming this fall” signage is up where Coach and the Go! Calendars – Games – Toys store used to be. This will be a great addition to Broadway Plaza as it’s not the usual fashion-related shop we’d normally see.

Daily Life

“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.

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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.

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