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.
After over 20 years in business in Walnut Creek, Edwards Everything Travel is closing in Broadway Plaza by the end of January. In addition to their Walnut Creek location, their San Francisco and San Mateo locations will be closing as well, leaving only their Palo Alto location open. This looks like another case of not being able to compete with online stores. Check out their online selection here.
The children’s clothing store Gymboree is closing at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. Last week they declared bankruptcy for the second time and this is truly the end for the brand. The upscale children’s clothing store owned by Gymboree, Janie and Jack, located across the plaza, will remain open as they will be sold to another company according to a store employee.
The mattress company Tempur-Pedic opened recently at Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Learn more about their mattresses, pillows and more on their website here. In case you were wondering what are in the nightstands next to each bed; pillow tissues that can be used when lying down on the beds.
The Veranda shopping center in Concord is not the only place to pick up mobile phone case at a kiosk. Now you can browse the latest in cases and even get a “new screen within 45 minutes”. The four new kiosks are located near Old Navy and GAP. Currently two kiosks are empty and the other one is selling toys.
Johnny Was, the women’s fashion clothing store that we learned last spring would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek is now open. Check out their new arrivals here, and find out more about the company here. If you sign up for their mailing list you can get “20% off your next purchase” according to a popup that appeared on their website.
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