A major regional shopping destination
Several key factors make Concord a dynamic regional marketplace. Concord's strong demographic, central location and daytime employment make Concord a attractive retail destination. Major shopping centers and an attractive downtown provide outstanding opportunities for megastores, discount clubs, department stores, specialty shops, supermarkets, restaurants, automotive dealers and lodging facilities of all kinds.
Sunvalley Shopping Center
With more than 1.4 million square feet and parking for 7,400 cars, Sunvalley Mall presents over 150 stores and restaurants. This impressive two-level mall is more than one-quarter mile long and includes such major retailers as Macy's, bebe, H&M, JC Penney, Sears, The Disney Store and Ambercrombie & Fitch. In addition, you can also find regional restaurants such as Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.
Willows Shopping Center
An attractive, 284,000 square-foot outdoor shopping center, the Willows provides parking for 1,335 vehicles. Major stores and restaurants include Panera Bread, Claim Jumper, Benihana, Pier One, Old Navy, REI and Any Mountain. View Store Directory.
Park & Shop
Located in the heart of Concord, Park & Shop hosts more than 50 businesses in a 425,000 square-foot facility. Stores and restaurantsinclude Mimi's Cafe, Burlington Coat Factory, Avenue, Joann Fabrics, Starbucks, Chick's Donuts and Fry's Electronics.
Concord is the oldest city in Contra Costa County, founded in 1780 through a land grant from Don Salvio Pacheco. As part of the land grant, Todos Santos Plaza, a one block area in the heart of downtown, was designated to be the public gathering place for the new settlement.
Today, Todos Santos Plaza is the lively center of Concord's pedestrian-oriented downtown and a premier East Bay entertainment center. The area has more than 40 restaurants. The 14-screen Brenden Theatres attracts more than 1.2 million people a year. Community events and free concerts draw more than 100,000 visitors to the plaza annually.
The downtown is also Concord's business hub. Office towers line the downtown, housing some of Concord's 27,000 employees that work within a one-mile radius of Todos Santos Plaza. The downtown BART station is a great amenity for commuters and those visiting from around the Bay Area.
|Household median income||$63,228|
|Number of households||45,426|
|Households with income $50,000+||60%|
|HH with income $100,000||28%|
|2011/2012 retail sales: $1.9 billion|
|Source: Claritas, 2013. City of Concord (within 3 miles of downtown)|
For more information, contact Economic Development at 800-727-2254, 925-671-3355
John Montagh, Economic Development & Housing Manager
Robert Ramirez, Economic Development Specialist