Fifth Avenue. Rodeo Drive. North Main Street? Downtown Walnut Creek’s shopping mecca now ranks with the nation’s swishiest scenes. So put your convertible top down and crank up your stereo as you’re styling around trying to find a parking space.
11 Walnut Creek’s national ranking in posh retail rentals, behind New York’s Fifth Avenue (first), Beverly Hills’s Rodeo Drive (second), San Francisco’s Union Square (third), and Washington D.C.’s Connecticut Avenue to K Street (10th).
300 Percent increase over the past 10 years in what high-end stores pay for space downtown.
45 Percentage of Walnut Creek’s total retail tax revenue generated by Broadway Plaza.
129 Number of shoplifters arrested in Walnut Creek in 2005, up from 94 in 2004.
2 Number of bronze animal statues stolen in Broadway Plaza, out of a collection of 13.
Sources: Grubb & Ellis Company; Brad Rovanpera, City of Walnut Creek; Broadway Plaza; Walnut Creek Police Department