Get your shaved ice from the new Kona Ice shaved ice truck at the Danville farmers market at Railroad & Prospect Ave. on Saturdays. They will be there at least through April. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. As you can see in the above photo, you add your own syrup near the bottom left of the truck. You can select multiple flavors but they don’t have straws, only spoons so eat it before it melts!
Kona Ice Shaved Ice treats contain no artiﬁcial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup and no peanut derivatives. They are fat free gluten free, dairy free, and lactose free. Sugar free, dye free and Kosher certiﬁed products are available upon request.
Earlier this year we learned that Massage Envy was planning on opening in the Willows shopping center in Concord and as you can see in the above photo that’s definitely happening. Check out the different types of available massages here.
In December we learned about a new cupcake and ice cream shop called Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery coming to Danville Square where zpizza used to be and their signage is now up so hopefully they’ll be opening soon… Check out their menu here. According to their FAQ, they will also offer pupcakes, “made with carrot cake, pumpkin, soybean oil, peanut butter and buttercream. Our signature Pupcake is then topped with a real Milkbone training treat!”
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Kuki’s Ice Cream Cakes, which opened a couple of years ago in the Palos Verdes mall in Walnut Creek, has closed. According to a sign in the window Taqueria La Plaza will be opening here soon. I wonder if this is the same restaurant in Concord on Sutter St?
The gym City Sports Club is set to open tomorrow at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Interestingly you can peek through the windows from the outside to look at the pool. I wonder if they’ll add some privacy screening to the windows…
Last year we learned that Beauty Lounge in downtown Walnut Creek would be getting a wine bar and this is expected to open by the beginning of May. Their Palos Verdes location has had a wine bar for seven years. In addition to wine and beer they also plan to offer martini cocktails made with soju sake. Check out their downtown Walnut Creek services here.
Last month we learned that the bridal boutique Brides on Hartz would be opening in Danville and they are now open. In addition to wedding gowns they also offer wedding and event planning services here. Note that there is a spacious fitting area towards the back with couch and chairs. Learn more about the owners here.
The online thrift store ThredUp, which opened last summer in downtown Walnut Creek, is relocating a couple of blocks away where Five Little Monkeys used to be. According to a sign posted on their door they expect to open “early May”. Interestingly, it mistakenly says that they are currently at “Broadway Plaza”. They are actually at the Broadway Pointe shopping center, across the street from Broadway Plaza.