The addition of Neiman Marcus to Broadway Plaza is considered the pièce de résistance of the shopping center and downtown Walnut Creek. The site originally hosted JC Penney, giving way to McCaulou's, and then David M. Brian.
Neiman Marcus has selected four charities to benefit from its grand opening gala:
- Diablo Regional Arts Association - An organization that supports artistic enrichment and the arts at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.
- Junior League of Oakland-East Bay - An organization of women who promote volunteerism and improving communities.
- Monument Crisis Center - A food pantry that helps low-income residents and at-risk families.
- Taylor Family Foundation - An organization that helps children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, and at-risk youth.