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Half Price Books Opening at Willows Shopping Center in Concord Nov 21st


Willows Shopping Center, Concord

Get ready for Half Price Books to reopen at Willows shopping center in Concord on November 21st. They were previously located across from Todos Santos Plaza before closing in May. Books can be sold beginning November 11th.

From their website:

Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, November 21 Sunday, November 24 at 1975 Diamond Blvd. in The Willows shopping center, next to REI. The first 100 people through the door at 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Concord HPB location get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card!* One tote bag each day will contain a $100 gift card!
*Limit one tote bag per person 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 11/21/19 11/24/19 at Concord location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday Sunday.

Shopping

Half Price Books Coming to Willows Shopping Center in Concord this Winter


Willows Shopping Center, Concord

In February we learned that Half Price Books would be closing across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and I noted back then that Half Price Books would be a great addition to the Willows shopping center especially in terms of competing with the soon-to-open Barnes & Noble next door at The Veranda. It looks like I’m not the only one who thought that because according to the City of Concord Facebook page they plan on reopening late November or early December at the Willows shopping center where Aaron Brothers used to be.

This seems like a smaller spot than before but I’m glad to see them returning to Concord and to have two bookstores within walking distance is going to be great!

Restaurants

MidiCi Italian Kitchen Opening at Willows Shopping Center in Concord Feb 15th


Willows Shopping Center, Concord

MidiCi, the Italian restaurant featuring Neapolitan Pizzas that we learned would be opening last spring, is finally opening in the Willows shopping center in Concord on February 15th. Check out their pizza menu here and appetizer menu here. Interestingly, they changed their signage from Neapolitan Pizza to Italian Kitchen as seen in the above photo, I imagine to show that they offer more than just pizza. For those who held on to the free pizza coupon cards they were handing out months ago, one employee there said they’ll honor them.

From their website:

Our certified pizzaiolos (pizza makers) invite you to select fresh, natural, high quality, mostly non-GMO ingredients to create your ideal Neapolitan Pizza in the open, center-staged bustling kitchen, also known as “the heart”. We meet rigorous gastronomic rules to serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza famously known for its chewy, crisp dough and topped with all-natural ingredients. All baked to perfection in 90 seconds. Staying true to Neapolitan heritage, our dough is made with only four fine ingredients – non-GMO double zero flour imported from Naples, pure water, sea salt and live yeast. The authentic and pure garnishes include – crushed non-GMO Italian peeled tomatoes, fresh whole mozzarella and non-GMO, Italian extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil.

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Aaron Brothers Closing in Willows Shopping Center in Concord


Willows Shopping Center, Concord

These days the Willows shopping center in Concord just can’t catch a break with Aaron Brothers Art & Framing being the latest store to close or move in recent months, possibly in June. According to Pasadena Star News most locations will be folded into Michael’s stores (same owner) with a few remaining open in Texas.