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Massage Envy may be coming to Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

The Concord Planning Commission is holding a public hearing this evening which will consider an application for Massage Envy to open where Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream (and the spot next door) used to be in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord. I believe this is the first salon-type service to open at the Willows. Has there been anything like this previously?



Dos Coyotes Border Cafe Opening Later this Week in Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

The wait is almost over as the Sacramento-based restaurant Dos Coyotes Border Cafe is set to open later this week in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord. They offer a variety of southwestern cuisine and also do catering. Check out their menu here and find out more about the backstory to the restaurant here. I was able to get a preview so check out photos of the inside (after the jump) to see what it’s like. As you can see in the photo below they offer plenty of seating as well as an outdoor dining area.


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Dos Coyotes Border Cafe Coming to Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

The Sacramento-based restaurant, Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, featuring Southwestern cuisine, is set to open a new location in Concord according to this Sacramento Business Journal article. A photo from the City of Concord Instagram page indicates that it will be located right next to the restaurant Eureka! which opened last September. Check out their menu here. Stay tuned…

From their website:

The first Dos Coyotes opened in The Marketplace in North Davis on January 5th, 1991. The menu was a little smaller than it is today. Our original tacos were – literally – two warm corn tortillas, tender, flame-broiled steak or chicken, onions, cilantro, a charbroiled cebollita green onion and whatever salsa you liked. Simple. Pure. Delicious.

One of the first big changes we made was adding “seasonal specials.” Our fixed menu was popular, but it didn’t give us the room to explore or opportunity to truly take advantage of the region’s incredibly flavorful, diverse produce. The seasonal specials changed all that. They gave head chef Mark Casale and I the freedom to experiment… to create new items and give customers a vibrant, evolving culinary experience.

In the 20 plus years since we opened that first restaurant, Dos Coyotes has grown, but the core principles haven’t changed – delicious food, engaging atmosphere, exceptional value. That’s why I started Dos Coyotes and why I go to work today. I love watching people walk through the door, enjoy our food and appreciate what we have to offer. That’s why we’re in business.


The Jungle Play Center Closing in Concord this Spring

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

UPDATE According to the owner The Jungle is not closing. They “got short lease extension and working on long term lease“.

The indoor children’s play center The Jungle, with massive amounts of jungle gym structures throughout is closing sometime early next year in Willows Shopping Center in Concord, possibly this spring according to an employee I spoke with. Taking its place will be a giant Total Wine shop based on its 15,000 sf footprint. Stay tuned…