Brentwood is becoming a shopping destination in the Contra Costa County. The Streets of Brentwood opened in October 2008 and its continued introduction of more stores have attracted shoppers not only from Brentwood, but also from neighboring towns like Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Pittsburg, Tracy, and Mountain House.
And while the rate of development of strip malls, stores, and restaurants slowed down from the boom a few years ago, the Brentwood community still has several things to look forward to and be excited about.
New Restaurant Openings
Among the new restaurant or coffee shop openings are Rico's Pizza along Balfour Road, Chopsticks and Little Caesar's Pizza along Lone Tree Way, and Code Brew Coffee at the Streets of Brentwood. Soon to open are Happy Sushi, The Game Pizza and Pub, Nation's Hamburger, Bangkok 101, a new location for Grazie! Italian Cuisine and Martini Bar and an additional location for Yogurt Pizazz. Check out our page on Brentwood Area Restaurants here.
Hazel Wetherford, Brentwood's Economic Development Assistant shared with me that a new mixed-used community is being built along Brentwood Boulevard. Sciortino Ranch, a 65-acre site, will have a blend of retail stores, shops, restaurants, professional offices, and residential properties. Find out more information about this at their website.
Ms. Wetherford also believes that what helped the city cushion the impact of the economic slowdown is the success of the Streets of Brentwood. More Brentwood shopping means more sales tax revenue for the city, and though people are spending more cautiously, they are spending, nonetheless.
Streets of Brentwood
The Streets is abuzz with activities all throughout the holiday season with more being planned next year. General Manager Tracey Nobil explained that as a lifestyle center, the Streets of Brentwood strives to have events and activities that fit the needs and lifestyle of the community. The Holiday Ice Skating Rink opened to the public on November 14th, and will remain open until January 10th. The Streets also hosted its Holiday Wish Tree Lighting on November 20th, and will have a Christmas tree lot, a community holiday boutique, and several fundraising activities to benefit local non-profit groups. With all these events planned, there really is something for everyone in the family, so don't just drive by - check inside, because there's plenty to see!
In addition, several new establishments have either recently opened, or are set to open in the next several weeks, among them: GLAMOR'A by Sadia, Code Brew Coffee (yes, a coffee shop!), Bangkok 101 (A Thai restaurant), Grazie!, Wine Loft, Subway, and Yogurt Pizazz. There's another retailer coming up that Ms. Nobil cannot divulge yet - but promises to do so as soon as she can!
We are working on a special feature on Downtown Brentwood - watch out for it! Likewise, we will be sharing with you updates on new strip malls, restaurants, and stores in the area that we know of on a more regular basis.
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