Located five minutes south of downtown Walnut Creek and 23 miles east of San Francisco, Broadway Plaza, an open-air shopping center features over 85 retailers. An area destination Broadway Plaza is architecturally designed to be aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sustainable and a shopper’s delight. Featuring European style fountains, flowers, redbrick walkways, award winning landscaping and California weather.
Noted for its breathtaking exteriors, Broadway Plaza was voted the Best Shopping Center in the Best of The East Bay issue of Diablo Magazine. It is not only a local favorite shopping destination; Broadway Plaza is a major draw within the themed tourism industry. It is a popular choice for outlet and shopping center tourism on MacerichTourism.com.
Originally opened on October 11, 1951 with 38 stores, Broadway Plaza has been renovated and expanded over the decades. The most recent renovation additions were completed in 2016 with an additional phase begun in 2017 that replaces two multi-tenant buildings with a landmark Apple store. The new Life Time Athletic is currently under construction at Broadway Plaza. It will have multiple levels and include a rooftop pool.
"Recently, Macy's Walnut Creek won the "Best of the Best" award in the company's nationwide competition for the holiday season - out of 700 stores nationwide." Walnut Creek Best of 2018
The traffic free pedestrian travel features mid-range to high end retailers, restaurants and services in a setting that is quaintly old fashioned, yet remarkably modern. Now owned and managed by the Macerich Company, the third largest owners of shopping centers in the US, Broadway Plaza is the home to premier retailers, specialty boutiques, branded retailers and dining options.
Anchor stores include Macy’s, Nordstrom, as well as Neiman Marcus joined by over seven dozen boutiques, name brand and specialty retailers. Specialty Shops include the locally famous David M. Bain fine gift shop. There is shopping for every style, age and desire at the newly renovated and enhanced Broadway Plaza.
A sampling of shops located throughout the Broadway Plaza include:
Amazon Books – Arhaus – Banana Republic – Brighton Collectibles
Crate&Barrel – Daskalos European Fashions – Eileen Fisher
Forevermark by Padis Jewelry – Hanna Anderson – J. Crew
Senior Manager, Marketing with Macerich at Broadway Plaza
There are dining choices among the over 700,000 square feet of shopping space. Full Service meals can be found at Boudin San Francisco, Heritage Eats, True Foods Kitchen as well as others. Quick Bites are available at Nordstrom Ebar, Starbucks Coffee and Wetzel’s Pretzels. Specialty edibles can be found at Cocola Bakery, Godiva Chocolatier, Nespresso, See’s Candies and others.
Broadway Plaza is open 7 days a week, 10 AM – 9PM Monday through Friday, Saturday 10 AM – 7PM and Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM. Seasonal sales and special events can be found on the Broadway Plaza web site. Valet and self-serve parking are available in two parking garages patrolled by private security.
When planning a trip to Broadway Plaza you can receive complimentary Visitors Savings by texting 925-948-8826. You will receive savings and offers from participating retailers and restaurants valued at $250. When visiting the San Francisco Bay area or the exciting city of Walnut Creek, a day at Broadway Plaza should be on your list of things to do.
Macerich, the owners and management company of Broadway Plaza has instituted a sustainability master plan that culminates in 2030. Over the next year the first goal of the sustainability initiative is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water consumption, and waste generation at Broadway Plaza by 10 percent.
Currently at Broadway Plaza Macerich has implemented the following eco-friendly solutions:
Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars and Segways, eliminating gas consumption and exhaust emissions
Switched to Green Cleaning Products wherever viable
New energy saving lighting and controls with minimized usage
Upgraded HVAC system effectively lower carbon footprint
Co-ordinated effort to recycle throughout the Plaza
Paper recycling throughout Broadway Plaza by Iron Mountain Recycling
Reduced water usage with a more effective pressure washing system
Plaza wide carboard recycling plan for all retailers and office staff
The Macerich Master Plan entitled “Innovating to Zero” has an ambitious plan of reaching new lows in energy usage, near zero emissions, zero water waste and zero landfill impact year over year. The goal by 2030 is to have the most energy efficient, zero waste, zero emissions, green Broadway Plaza by 2030 to preserve and protect the planet for this and future generations.
Broadway Plaza is located at 1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, Ca 94596 – 925-939-7601. It is easily accessible via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) .
Thank you to Scott Slocum for helping us arrange our visit to Walnut Creek.
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau | Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
1280 Civic Drive, Suite 100 | Walnut Creek, CA 94596
phone. 925.934.2007 fax. 925.934.2404
Story by Daniel Dachille and Laine Page
Some photos courtesy of Broadway Plaza