The council quickly approved the new, somewhat downsized version of Neiman Marcus in Broadway Plaza. The Contra Costa Times reports that people attending Tuesday night's meeting spoke for and against the 92,000-square-foot store at the corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and South Main Street.
The council initially approved a larger version of the luxury department store in the fall, but Macerich, the owner of Broadway Plaza, pulled that proposal and went back to the drawing board after a lawsuit was filed over environmental impact and a petition drive forced the issue to be put up to a city-wide vote. While the lawsuit is still pending,the council hopes the Neiman Marcus will be up and running in Walnut Creek in five years. City Councilman Kish Rajan said “he wants to be ‘mindful’ of those who expressed concern over the project, but asked that opponents try to work with the city instead of against it.