Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
The baby and children’s clothing store Monica + Andy opened less than a month after we first learned they would be replacing ivivva/XCVI in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek right on time for the holiday shopping season. All clothing and blankets are made with organic cotton and they can order anything not available in-store and have it shipped to you directly. Beginning in January there will be various programs featuring local artists, musicians etc. hosted in the back of their store. Check out their online collection here.
It’s interesting to see online stores moving into retail locations, I think this is just the beginning…
3574 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Collector’s Choice Antiques, which opened in 2011 according to their website, is closing at the end of January in Lafayette with “up to 75% off continual markdowns”. Very interesting stuff inside, be sure to check it out before they close!
I can’t believe it’s been five years for Beyond the Creek being online. I still enjoy walking around town finding out the latest shops and restaurants that are opening as well as taking in the great nature scenes that the East Bay has to offer. Thanks to everyone for reading and any tips you have emailed! In addition to tips, if you have any quality of life issues that you’d like featured please send those as well. Let’s see what the next five years has to bring!
Well, another year has gone by, and Beyond the Creek has now been online for four years. Sometimes I wonder if there are enough interesting things to post about but there always seems to be something going on around town. Thanks to everyone for reading, and sending in tips, suggestions and photos; I really do appreciate it! If there is something you’d like to make the East Bay community aware of please email me anytime.
Star Wars Family Outdoor Movie Night:
Rolling Hills Church
1565 Green Valley Rd, Danville
Friday, August 28th, 2015
8:30pm | Free
Join us on August 28th as Rolling Hills Court Yard & Parking Lot will transform into a Galaxy Far, Far Away! Family Activities begin at 7pm including Star Wars Jumpy, Star Wars Arts and Crafts and a Meet & Greet with Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. “A New Hope” will begin at dark ~ 8:30pm on our huge outdoor screen. Kids are encouraged to bring there Sleeping Bags & Adults their Camping Chairs. Admission is Free! Snacks (Candy, Popcorn, Water & Soda) are available for purchase for $1 each. All Procedes/Donations will directly go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Earlier this month I placed a small order for Beyond the Creek t-shirts and they look great! Although the text looks fuzzy in the picture above it looks fine in-person. For now, whoever sends in the most tips every month (that are used on the site) will get a free t-shirt, starting this month. These are Hanes Beefy-T 100% cotton, tagless, with sizes available in S-M-L-XL.
tips [at] beyondthecreek.com
I finally got around to completing a revamped design with a new background header, cleaner logo, new tagline and different overall theme. Overall it should still function the same as always. Thanks to those who provided feedback. One of the suggested taglines was “From Fish Ranch to the Foothills” which I changed to “From the Caldecott to the Diablo Foothills”. If anyone is encountering any problems or has suggestions on how to improve the new design please add a comment or email me at adam [at] beyondthecreek.com thanks!
Yesterday we learned that the karaoke/pool club 9 Game Zone intends to serve beer and wine in Pleasant Hill and I noticed the shopping plaza nearby also had a karaoke lounge. These places offer private rooms for rent with songs in English, Korean, Chinese and Korean generally. What is your favorite karaoke spot?
Best wishes for a happy new year! Enjoy New Year’s Eve tonight with friends and family!