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    Walnut Creek city officials are working to fast-track a redesign of a downtown shopping center. Elyce Kirchner reports. (Published Friday, Nov. 20, 2015)

    Walnut Creek city officials are working to fast-track the redesign of its Broadway Plaza.

    The shopping center when completed will feature more than 300,000 square feet of shopping space. But some said delays are hurting other merchants.

    "We thought more stores would be open, but there is a lot of redevelopment," said Tracy Dietlein with the Broadway Plaza. "Downtown Walnut Creek right now and the city has a lot to handle."

    City officials said they are working as quickly as they can to fast-track inspections to get additional stores inspected and open. Two new stores were inspected on Friday.

    Susan Rizer, Corners Tavern general manager, said construction of the shopping center has hurt her restaurant. Rizer said business is down 20 percent of the restaurant's monthly sales and was hoping the project would be completed by now.

    But with a prime location next to the new plaza, Rizer is happy the end seems to finally be in sight.

    "We just had to wait until its done and just know that once its done we will be sitting pretty," Rizer said.

    The shopping center on Friday also opened the new Macy's department store with an additional 57,000 square feet.

    The goal is to have 10 more store open by the new year and the entire project completed in spring.

    Here is a list of stores Broadway Plaza will feature when completed:

    Opening 2015/2016

    • Allen Edmonds Apex
    • Athleta
    • Aveda
    • ECCO
    • Eileen Fisher
    • ivviva
    • J. Crew
    • Kiehl’s
    • Kit & Ace
    • L’Occitane
    • Lou & Grey
    • lululemon
    • LUSH
    • Madewell
    • Michael Kors
    • Nespresso
    • NYX
    • Pandora
    • Tesla
    • The Walking Company
    • Vince Camuto

    Opening Spring 2016

    • Arhaus
    • Aritzia
    • Bath & Body Works Boudin Bakery
    • Clarks
    • Cocola Bakery
    • Everything But Water
    • GAP
    • Hanna Andersson
    • H&M
    • J. Jill
    • Lucky Brand Jeans
    • Papyrus
    • See’s Candies
    • Soma
    • SoulCycle
    • Starbucks
    • Teavana
    • True Food Kitchen
    • True Religion Brand Jeans
    • Victoria’s Secret
    • White House/Black Market
    • Zara

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