Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Neiman Marcus Poised to Open in Walnut Creek in 2012

The swanky new Neiman Marcus in Walnut Creek is set to open on March 8, 2012.

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.
Nearby Nordstrom has already geared up for the opening by renovating its own tony store, operating since 1984.



Rob said...

After JC Penney pulled out of Broadway Plaza, McCaulou's moved in. After a few years it then became David M. Brian, which is owned by McCaulou's. Mervyns was never in Broadway Plaza.

BIGMallrat said...

Hey Rob, I'd swear it was a Mervyn's for Kids (not a regular Mervyn's) before McCaulou's? The memory fades with each passing year, though.
Thanks for clarifying!

Hushpuppy212 said...

IIRC, Mervyn's for Kids operated in the former Joseph Magnin, across the parking lot from McCaulou's, in the building that's now Crate and Barrel.