Fondest memory: The oldest commercial structure remaining in Walnut Creek is the Albert Sherburne store which was built around 1863. It is located at 1315 North Main Street at the intersection of North Main Street and Mt. Diablo Boulevard, which is the site where the first two roads leading to the present day town met. Although partially destroyed by fire in 1879, it was rebuilt the following year. This building has housed many businesses over the years including Arthur's Liquors from 1935 to 1973. Today the old building is the home of a Mexican restaurant named La Fogata.
Favorite thing: Downtown Walnut Creek offers an abundance of quality restaurants for any taste or price range. It is well worth checking out the multitude of eateries. Some of the best places to eat in the East Bay are there. Many shops ranging from large department stores like Macys to small boutiques can be found downtown. The downtown is pedestrian friendly, but parking can become a bit rare. Fortunately several free or low cost parking lots exist to ease the situation. The most interesting region of downtown is encompassed by Civic Drive, California Boulevard, Newal Avenue, and Broadway.