In February we learned that San Francisco-based Padis Jewelry would be opening a new store this spring at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek featuring De Beers Forevermark Diamonds. Interestingly, the opening signage has been changed from spring to summer and the Padis branding has been dropped. However, the Broadway Plaza directory still lists “Forevermark by Padis Jewelry”.
A couple of years ago the American-made, handcrafted goods boutique Makers Market first opened at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek but eventually relocated within the plaza to where Kit and Ace used to be. Last week they relocated once again, this time back to their original spot across from Nordstrom. With the recently opened Apple store nearby it looks much better around there. Find out more about Makers Market and check out their online selection here. With Mother’s Day coming up you should drop by to check out their gift selection if you’re in the area.
Industrious, a New York-based coworking and private office space company, is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek by year-end. One possible location is on the second floor where the Lululemon and L’Occitane building is located although that has not been confirmed. According to their Bay Area location webpage, prices in San Francisco start at $500+ for a community membership and $900+ for a private office so stay tuned for pricing in this suburban location…
World-class amenities and unmatched hospitality — Craft coffee, artisanal pastries, afternoon snacks, and fresh fruit served daily. From curated speaker panels to thoughtfully-executed team offsites, Industrious will deliver a variety of programming and events to keep your employees happy and engaged.
Last month the children’s clothing store Janie and Jack was planning on closing at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek due to the bankruptcy of its owner Gymboree. However, it turns out that Gap bought Janie and Jack for $35 million and so it will remain open and continue to operate as a standalone brand according to this SF Chronicle article.
Last month we learned that the children’s clothing Gymboree will be closing in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and it looks like the sale of Janie and Jack, also owned by Gymboree, hasn’t gone through so that store will be closing as well unless it gets bought out soon.
The popup clothing store The Reset closed last month at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and San Francisco-based Padis Jewelry will be opening in this spot this spring which will feature the De Beers Forevermark Tribute collection. Check out the collection here and find out more about Padis Jewelry here.
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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.