February 19, 2009
Good news for Walnut Creek’s Olympia Place: prominent storefront location won’t stay empty indefinitely
A national chain that sells vitamins, minerals, and sports nutrition supplements has leased the space at Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Locust Street that housed Bombay and Company until it closed more than a year ago.
Sources say that the Vitamin Shoppe will take over the 6,454-square-foot space in Olympia Center, which also houses the Century 14 movie theater and Cost Plus World Market. However, the Vitamin Shoppe won’t be moving in right away, mostly likely in the fall of 2009.
Still, its arrival should perk up that retail corner of Walnut Creek. Even though most of the commercial space in Olympia Place is leased, the center had been looking rather beleaguered lately, following the closure of Bombay Company, as well as (our family favorite’s) Moonstruck Chocolate Co. and Johnny Rockets diner.
The Vitamin Shoppe is a New Jersey-based specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products that started in 1977. With more than 400 stores in 37 states, it sells vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, herbs, sports nutrition formulas, homeopathic remedies, and health and beauty aids.
In other downtown business news, an unnamed restaurant will go into the Locust Street space recently vacated by Sherman Clay & Co. piano dealer. The window shows that a local company has filed for a license to serve alcohol from the state Alcohol Beverage Control.