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Fashion Knit Opens in Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek

1867 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

The knitting store Fashion Knit opened over the summer in Ygnacio Plaza next to Sports Basement (where Lemonade Boutique used to be) in Walnut Creek. Check out their classes here.

From their Facebook page:

Fashion knit is your one-stop knitting boutique offering an up-to-date selection of today’s most exciting yarns, a wide selection of stylish patterns, and instructive classes – all housed in a friendly, spacious, and creative atmosphere.


Friday Question of the Day – What Store would you Like to See in Ygnacio Plaza where Fresh & Easy is?


Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

Supermarkets have pulling a disappearing act lately in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Blvd. with word that Fresh & Easy will be closing soon, and Safeway closing in Encina Grande a short hop away, to be replaced by Whole Foods next year. Safeway may reappear across the street at Orchards sometime in the future. Considering that Nob Hill Foods and Trader Joe’s are close by, what supermarket or store would you most like to see where Fresh & Easy is now? Draegers? 99 Ranch?


Yalla Mediterranean Opens Today in Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek

1813 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

Yalla Mediterranean‘s second location (the first one is in Pleasant Hill) opens today in Walnut Creek in Ygnacio Plaza where Sports Basement is located. Last night I had the opportunity to check it out and it looks quite simlar to the one in Pleasant Hill with an herb wall and repurposed wood from an 1880’s farmhouse serving as paneling throughout. Check out their menu here. I usually go with the kefta (Turkish spiced ground beef and lamb) skewers but this time I went for the salmon (marinated in charmoula sauce and fresh herbs) skewers on a salad and it was delicious! The open-flame, rotisserie-style grill that cooks the protein right behind the order station really improves the overall taste. I also enjoyed the Greek eggplant, kale and beet and tabouli salad sides. Very fresh with just the right amount of spices. As you can see from the above photo there is an outdoor patio in front and to the left. There is also plenty of seating inside including a long communal table (not visible in the below photo).


More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading


Fresh & Easy Closing in Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek beginning of April


Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out this Business Times article that reports that Fresh & Easy will be closing in Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek. Employees have been telling people that April 2nd will be the last day. I noted the eventual closure way back in April of 2013, and the time has finally come so stock up on those British food items ASAP.


Yalla Mediterranean Opening in Walnut Creek Late February

1813 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

A couple of weeks ago we learned that Yalla Mediterranean opened its first restaurant in downtown Pleasant Hill and their next location to open is in Walnut Creek in Ygnacio Plaza expected late February. You may have noticed that both these locations previously were Daphne’s Greek Cafe; that’s because Yalla bought Daphne’s and is totally revamping everything from the ground up. Check out their menu here.