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Waiting for Saranap Village…

I was walking near Morucci’s deli on Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek when I passed by a sign for Saranap Village. First proposed back in 2014, it has gone through various updates until the project was approved last year. It will feature up to almost 200 apartments/condos, a supermarket, coffee shop, sit-down restaurant and wine bar. As you can see in the above photo development has yet to start. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and renderings and FAQ on their website here.


Olivia Nail Bar Opens in Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

A new salon, Olivia Nail Bar, opened recently in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga. Check out their manicure services here and pedicure services here.

From their website:

The salon was founded by Vanessa Schneider, a Miramonte High School parent. Familiarity with the area and love of the Moraga-Orinda community gave her the inspiration and strength to open Olivia Nail Bar. This upscale nail salon will bring friends, neighbors, and families together to pamper themselves, de-stress from the day, and spend quality time with each other.


iLoveKickboxing Opening Mid July at Avalon in Walnut Creek

Avalon, Walnut Creek

The kickboxing gym iLoveKickboxing is planning on opening mid-July in the Avalon apartment complex near the Pleasant Hill BART station in Walnut Creek. Check out more details on their Walnut Creek page here.

From their website:

iLoveKickboxing is what happened when we took the workouts that get professional fighters so fit… and made them accessible to ANYONE looking to get in awesome shape.

But we didn’t stop there.

We added loud, energizing music to get your heart racing… passionate instructors who really care about you, motivate you every step of the way… and a community of support and friendship lifts you up when you’re feeling down.


Progress on Residual Sugar Wine Bar at The Veranda in Concord

The Veranda, Concord

Earlier this month we learned that Coffee Shop would be opening this summer in the Veranda shopping center in Concord and right next door, Residual Sugar Wine Bar, with their main location in downtown Walnut Creek, is progressing as well as you can see in these photos. There is a huge patio area on the side and the fountains in front of the IMAX theater are nearby so this is going to be a great spot to hang out once they open.


The Art of Shaving is Closing in Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that The Art of Shaving is closing in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. Note that 40% off sign is only for those who join their “replenishment club“. I wonder if all the construction going on impacted their sales. Too bad they decided to close now because the Apple store is almost finished, the men’s clothing store UNTUCKit opened recently nearby, and another men’s clothing store, Bonobos is set to open nearby as well.