Last month we learned that personal training and boxing gym The Star Method gym would be relocating within downtown Walnut Creek and they have now opened. Find out more about the trainers here and check out class rates here. They still have grand opening special pricing available and their grand opening party is this Friday, July 13th. More details on the Facebook event page here.
Thanks to a reader for sending photos showing a new Vietnamese restaurant called Mangosteen set to open where Kanishka’s used to be in downtown Walnut Creek. They will serve pho and other Vietnamese flavors, planning to open this month! 🍜 Stay tuned…
Gingerlily, a new home decor and gift shop that also offers chalk paint and macrame workshops has opened at the restored Austin Root house in Danville. Previously they were partly located in The Bloom Space which closed a few months ago. Check for updates on the Instagram page here.
The Brazilian steakhouse Brasas Do Brazil Churrascaria has opened where Mimi’s Cafe used to be on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord near the Park & Shop shopping center. Initially they’ll be open for lunch and later in the week they’re planning to open for dinner as well. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. The inside is very spacious to make room for the meat carts that pass by. I’ve never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before but on the tables next to each place setting are two cards; a green “Yes, Please” one and one in red, “no, thank you”. That way the person manning the cart will know whether to carve and serve you the meat dish. There is also a big self-serve salad bar in the middle and in the back is a separate space that can be reserved for parties etc. I look forward to trying this place out!
Earlier this year Portland-based unisex hair care shop Bishops Cuts & Color opened in downtown Walnut Creek and they are also going to be opening in Danville Square where Trader Joe’s is located. A Pleasanton location is also opening very soon as well. Check out their services here and catch updates on their Danville Facebook page here.
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Mom’s Touch Chicken & Burger, which opened near Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, has closed. According to a sign in the window a new restaurant with a different name will also be serving chicken sandwiches. I wonder how close in taste it’ll be to the Mom’s Touch sandwiches?
In May we learned that Lovesac would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the “Opening Summer 2018” signage is now up. Check out their bean bag chair selection here and modular furniture system called sactionalshere. I checked out their showroom in San Francisco recently and was impressed with the bean bag chairs. They are HUGE!
18 years ago on his date, Leslie and I signed a lease and began the party we call Nitro Dog. Today we announce its closure and our upcoming retirement! Our last day of business will be near the end of July. There have been so many great things, events and friendships that have come from this shop! We’re most proud of the thousands of pets and people who we’ve helped start, live and finish their lives together. Now we begin our next journey. BE HAPPY FOR US!!!!!!