The Veranda Announces Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

CONCORD, Calif.--()--The Veranda, the East Bay’s newest destination for contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment, announced today its grand opening celebration will be held on December 6, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. PT. The celebration coincides with the opening of 365 by Whole Foods Market and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony with representatives from the City of Concord and CenterCal Properties, LLC.

“We are excited to officially welcome our friends, partners and the community to The Veranda for our grand opening celebration,” said Ashton Simmons, general manager of The Veranda at CenterCal Properties, LLC. “The businesses that have opened are doing extremely well and we anticipate the same for future store openings.”

The ribbon cutting will take place in the Fountain Plaza in front of Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX. Speakers include CenterCal Properties President Jean Paul Wardy, County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff and the mayor of Concord.

Following the ceremony, guests can enjoy surprising entertainment, music, food and refreshments, prizes, face painting, balloon animals and visits from Olaf, Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen, and Mrs. Claus.

Currently open retail, service and dining opportunities include 365 by Whole Foods Market, Cost Plus World Market, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, LunchboxWax, Sleep Number, Travis Credit Union, AAA, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and MOD Pizza.

The Veranda is a 375,000-square foot mixed-use plaza that features retail, entertainment and dining opportunities. The Veranda’s enviable guest offerings, such as 365 by Whole Foods Market and the state-of-the-art Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX, make it the ultimate gathering place where people can come together, relax, be entertained and enjoy a wide variety of special events.

The Veranda’s first tenants opened to the public in October 2017, with a series of events and additional store openings planned for the remainder of 2017 and through early 2018.

The Veranda is located at 2001-2003 Diamond Blvd. in Concord, California. For more information, please visit:

About The Veranda

The Veranda, a 375,000-square foot retail center in development by CenterCal Properties, LLC, is the East Bay’s newest venture in next-generation shopping, dining and entertainment. Located in Concord, California, the project offers refined and authentic mission revival-style architecture, lush landscaping, exhilarating water features and enviable guest amenities such as a gourmet grocery and state-of-the-art cinema. For more information about new restaurants, stores and upcoming events visit

About CenterCal Properties, LLC

CenterCal Properties, LLC, founded in 2004 by Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy, is a full-service commercial real estate company in the business of investing, developing, leasing, and managing its projects. CenterCal excels in, and is best known for, creating destinations throughout the western United States with a unique strategy of “placemaking,” which emphasizes the importance of developing spaces with a sense of community.

Bruning and Wardy’s creative vision and passion for development, coupled with CenterCal’s internal expertise, is evident in the properties the company owns and operates today. Those include Bridgeport Village, Cascade Station, Nyberg Woods and Nyberg Rivers in Oregon, Valley Mall and The Trails at Silverdale in Washington, Station Park in Utah, The Village at Meridian and Treasure Valley Marketplace in Idaho, Blackhawk Plaza in Northern California, and The Collection at Riverpark and Plaza 183 in Southern California. Projects currently under development include The Village at Totem Lake and The Terminal at Ballard in Washington, Canyon Corners in Park City and Mountain View Village in Riverton, Utah, The Veranda in Concord, The Waterfront in Redondo Beach and 2nd and PCH in Long Beach, California. For more information on all CenterCal’s properties, please visit


for The Veranda
Carrie Weiss, 925-790-2718

Release Summary

Concord, California Celebrates the Grand Opening of its newest shopping, dining and entertainment destination: The Veranda


for The Veranda
Carrie Weiss, 925-790-2718