The Shadelands Scene
Community news, updates, and insights
Check out the the Spring issue of Walnut Creek Magazine for the feature article about Shadelands titled A Shade in the Right Direction , written by longtime SF Bay Area writer Peggy Spear.

This is an engaging look at Shadelands' growth the past five years and the exciting opportunities still on the horizon.

Spear captures the energy and diversity of Shadelands, showcasing its business vitality and attractive lifestyle amenities.

Hers is a reminder of why there is so much buzz around Shadelands and why this community is a great place in which to live, work, and play.

Photo: Calicraft Brewing Co., courtesy of Walnut Creek Magazine
Exciting news is coming from the 215,000-SF premier multi-sport training facility Shadelands SportsMall , which has been under construction for the past three years. Most SportsMall tenants are expected to open this summer. Many are currently holding youth athletic classes and clinics and are taking registrations for summer sessions at their current locations.

Look for the electronic Shadelands SportsMall Reader Board on Shadelands Drive for SportsMall updates and announcements.

EncoreGym opened May 28, and is now conducting camps and classes in its new 27,000-SF SportsMall facility at 2636 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek.

COPA Soccer Training Center , a hi-tech, skills-based soccer training facility, will open this summer and is now taking sign-ups for Summer Camps .

Vibe Volley Ball Club , a junior girls volley ball club, is looking forward to a July opening. Currently, Vibe is holding summer clinics in Danville/Alamo, Orinda, and Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Clinics are designed for a variety of age groups and experience levels, from beginner to advanced play. For more information and to register for summer clinics, visit Vibe Volley Ball Club or call Director & Coach Kris Keller at 925.300.6166 .
Look for more grand opening news
in the July 2019 issue of
The Shadelands Scene
After more than ten years in practice with her mentor in Sacramento, neuropsychologist Keiko Miller, Psy.D. , decided she was ready to open her own practice. After extensive research in and around the Walnut Creek area, Dr. Miller found her dream location and launched Aspire Neuropsychological Services, Inc. , in July 2017 in Shadelands at 2815 Mitchell Drive, Suite 128, in Walnut Creek Executive Park, managed by The Koll Company.

A specialty in the broad field of psychology, neuropsychology deals with brain-behavior relationships. In her work, Dr. Miller performs assessments and evaluations for an extensive list of health issues including learning disabilities, ADHD, cognitive impairments, dementia, and autism—a field in which she has worked for 16 years. She also works with the State of California performing disability evaluations and with veterans who are suffering PTSD.
Referred by parents, teachers, and physicians, Dr. Miller works with patients as young as 12 months, and with others well into their 90s.

Dr. Miller was attracted to Shadelands’ easily accessible location, patient/visitor amenities, park setting, and welcoming outdoor spaces. “There’s nowhere else I’d rather be," she says.
Her goal is to create a relaxing, safe, comfortable environment for patients who often come in with stress and anxiety.

"Some are fearful, and you don’t know what kind of a day they’ve had," she says. "My sunlit office in this building, in this complex of offices, in this beautiful setting allows me to do just that."

2815 Mitchell Drive, Ste 128 Walnut Creek Executive Park
Walnut Creek
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists (MOS) is hosting its 7th annual community sports physical event for Bay Area high school and college athletes, Pass-To-Play 2019 .

Saturday, June 27, 9am-3pm

Redwood Building
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek
Fee: $30

Pass-To-Play provides young athletes complete pre-participation evaluations including baseline concussion evaluations and cardiac screenings for the upcoming school year performed by MOS sports medicine specialists. A copy of the exam will be sent to each student athlete’s personal physician.

All proceeds from this event are donated back to the students’ school athletic programs. To date, MOS has donated more than $26,000 to local athletic programs through this event.
Registration is now open.

Advanced registration is required.

Download and complete the
and bring it to the event.
For more information, contact MOS Sports Medicine
Folks who enter Shadelands from Oak Grove Road & Shadelands Drive or from North Via Monte can’t help but notice the high-profile construction activity going on in the northwest corner of The Orchards 25-acre shopping and lifestyle center. Integrated into the overall design of The Orchards with special attention to building materials and color choices, Viamonte of Walnut Creek is a development of Sequoia Living (previously NCPHS) and is the first dynamic senior living and continuing-care retirement community in Contra Costa County.

Viamonte held its official ground breaking on May 15, 2018, and just a year later, with construction 36% complete on the 3.8-acre property and 92% of its 174 independent living units pre-sold, the four-story, concrete, LEED-certified Viamonte is on track to open in the fall of 2020. A big milestone, according to Dave Latina, Vice President Business Development, will be the completion of the concrete pours.
“Once the pours are done, we’ll see a ramping up of the other trades coming on the site, such as MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), sheetrockers, and framers. All the windows are onsite and being installed now.”
Designed and constructed to withstand any number of hazards and natural disasters, Viamonte’s all-concrete building will provide greater levels of safety and security for seniors, especially those who are non-ambulatory. Concrete buildings are also quieter, buffering the sounds of TVs, radios, and conversations in neighboring units.

Sequoia Living is a 501(c)(3) that offers housing and services to seniors in northern California. In addition to 174 independent living units, Viamonte will have 17 assisted living units. The general contractor is Cahill Construction and the architect is HKIT Architects.
Check out the very cool time-lapse construction videos .

Preview Center
165 Lennon Ln, Suite 105
Walnut Creek
Metal stud framing of exterior walls in east courtyard.
(left) Mock-up of an exterior wall with intended building materials, attachments, and colors used to test design and materials planned for actual walls (right).
East courtyard looking into fitness center.
Artist's rendering of Viamonte entry.

Images courtesy of Viamonte at Walnut Creek.
The Lash Lounge , an eyelash extension salon, held its ribbon cutting last December 2018, and still considers itself in a grand opening state of mind. With five stations and multiple certified lash stylists, The Lash Lounge works exclusively with eyelashes and eyebrows, helping women save time on their morning and evening beauty and makeup routines.

Another consideration: age. With age, as eyelashes become sparse, lash extensions can fill in along the lash line, restoring a more natural and healthy look with a set of eyelashes customized for each person's face, eyes, and lifestyle.

Franchise owner Kirby Kinkead plans to open three salons in the East Bay and chose The Orchards for his first Lash Lounge location on the strength of the community. Drawn to the energy and spirit of The Orchards and its strong retail presence in Walnut Creek, he also appreciates the diversity and engagement of Shadelands businesses and visitors.

The Lash Lounge has developed valuable relationships within The Orchards community and has partnered with other beauty and health & wellness services to promote and grow their businesses.
The Lash Lounge owner Kirby Kinkead (second from left) celebrates the salon's December 2018 ribbon cutting.
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
2852 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek
Nicky Lecher, co-owner of LunchboxWax (with partner Peter Lane), has been profiled several times in publications focused on leadership, excellence, and entrepreneurship. She was recently profiled in the March 2019 issue of Southwest Magazine , in an article titled Empowerment for Entrepreneurs .

Nicky was also profiled in the July 2018 issue of Southwest Magazine in an article titled A Modern-day Culture Club .

LunchboxWax is known for its expertly trained waxologists, chic vibe, and viral brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty.”

The Orchards at Walnut Creek
2848 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek
Nicky Lecher, co-owner LunchboxWax, located in The Orchards of Walnut Creek. Photo courtesy Southwest Magazine .
To recognize the grand opening of its new 6,000-SF Shadelands branch and headquarters office, Kaiperm Credit Union , which has been serving Kaiser Permanente employees and their families exclusively for 60 years, is hosting three opportunities to celebrate.

Kaiperm Credit Union
Grand Opening Celebration
for Kaiser Employees

Tuesday, June 25
Coffee & Danish, 10:30-11:30am
Deli lunch, 11:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday, June 26
Coffee & Danish, 10:30-11:30am
Ice cream, 11:30am-1:00 pm

Thursday, June 27
Coffee & Danish, 10:30-11:30am
Taco lunch, 11:30am-1:00pm
325 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 130
Walnut Creek
Calicraft Brewing Company is now officially participating in the popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as a pick up location for fresh, organic fruits, nuts, and vegetables, grown and boxed by Terra Firma Farm , a certified organic farm in Winters, CA.

Subscribers choose the size of the box (small, medium, large), and Terra Firma Farm fills the boxes with seasonal produce. Boxes are delivered to Calicraft on Wednesdays and are available for subscriber pick-up between 2-9pm.

2700 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek
For more information, visit Terra Firma Farm and read the April 2019 issue of The Shadelands Scene.
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