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Goodbye Black Angus – Demolition Begins For Hotel Project On N. Main St. In Pleasant Hill

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Demolition of the former Black Angus building on North Main Street in Pleasant Hill started this week with full destruction and removal of the existing structure.

The demolition clears the site to allow for the construction of the previously approved 155-room hotel at the site. The three and four-story building will include new site work including new parking, landscaping, and hotel amenities.

Construction of the new hotel is expected to begin sometime in the Spring/Summer of 2024.

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Coggins Square December 8, 2023 - 1:53 PM - 1:53 PM

Bummer, I was hoping for a Dutch Bros!!

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domo December 8, 2023 - 2:50 PM - 2:50 PM

..on Clayton Rd

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Lee December 9, 2023 - 8:19 AM - 8:19 AM

This will probably be finished before Dutch Bros!

Lovelace December 8, 2023 - 2:24 PM - 2:24 PM

I guess the property developer doesn’t read Claycord.com or they would know that this site was supposed to be an……………….Olive Garden. 🤪

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domo December 8, 2023 - 2:51 PM - 2:51 PM

…. well that only took about 10 yrs

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Old Otis December 8, 2023 - 2:57 PM - 2:57 PM

Is that where Nut Bowl used to be?

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Sandy G December 8, 2023 - 4:14 PM - 4:14 PM

I believe so

redrazor December 8, 2023 - 4:34 PM - 4:34 PM

I do believe it was the location of the original Nut Bowl in the 50s before they moved to downtown WC location.
My parents used to take us there for dinner quite often.

Dinkydau December 9, 2023 - 7:03 AM - 7:03 AM

The original Nut Bowl was in Walnut Creek on N. Main where the Melting Pot was. The PH location was the second Nut Bowl. Before the Nut Bowl it was a garden nursery. A friend of mine was on the Nut Bowl Little League team when the league had sponsors.

America December 8, 2023 - 3:24 PM - 3:24 PM

Odd spot for a “Hotel”. Hmm

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WC Resident December 8, 2023 - 11:15 PM - 11:15 PM

Google maps shows that there are many hotels in the area. I assume whoever is building this one knows the local market.

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Karen December 8, 2023 - 3:31 PM - 3:31 PM

What a shame

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Ricardoh December 8, 2023 - 3:35 PM - 3:35 PM

I used to like going there. Along with Afaggotsos (sp)

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Ripley December 9, 2023 - 10:25 AM - 10:25 AM

@Ricardoh- always liked Afaggotsos, home of the square pizza. Besides enjoying the pizza we always got a kick out of seeing someone’s face after ordering a large beer not realizing it came in this huge glass boot. We were literally crying one time watching a young women trying to just lift it to her mouth.

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NoMoreFreeRide December 8, 2023 - 4:11 PM - 4:11 PM

Fun weekends there in the bar.

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Cowellian December 8, 2023 - 7:08 PM - 7:08 PM

That’s a shame. My sons each had their first legal drinks there.

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Anonymous December 9, 2023 - 10:49 PM - 10:49 PM

My friends and I went to the bar there regularly in the 80s when we were in our 20s. At some point it became kind of ghetto and we quit going. I always liked the food.

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Dr. Jellyfinger December 8, 2023 - 4:23 PM - 4:23 PM

Ouch! It kinda hurts to see this one go.
I had some good times there…. way back when.
Well, there are places I’ll remember all my life, though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better….some have gone and some remain, but they’re all too expensive to enjoy nowadays anyway. Adiós Angus.

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Anon December 8, 2023 - 4:42 PM - 4:42 PM

Is this for homeless

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Wage Slave December 8, 2023 - 6:07 PM - 6:07 PM

I too am curious about future tenants. Why is there such a large hotel market out here? Just business travelers? We’re not exactly a tourist destination.

In the UK, the government has essentially nationalized the low end hotel market, booking the majority of rooms to house migrants, legal and illegal. NY is doing the same with their right-to-shelter law.

Is it easier to green-light hotels as high density units, so they are being stealth approved as high density housing?

I’ve no proof of anything, but I distrust everyone in power these days.

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domo December 9, 2023 - 7:56 AM - 7:56 AM

There isn’t really – vacancy rates are sky high and they’re stil building them … new one over at Meadow and Willow Pass too… this one had been planned back so far before covid it might have made sense – not now, not here

Aunt Barbara December 8, 2023 - 4:56 PM - 4:56 PM

Sad. Hotels and Motels bring in trouble. Hungry Hunter needs to come back to the area.

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THE BLACK KNIGHT December 8, 2023 - 7:50 PM - 7:50 PM

AUNT BARBARA,
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The Hungry Hunter location in Lafayette is now housing and several Concord City Councilmembers want a hotel built on the old Hungry Hunter location on the corner of Willow Pass Road and Franquette Avenue in Concord.

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this_that December 8, 2023 - 6:10 PM - 6:10 PM

Never received my order for a 1/2 cut prime rib. Too late to complain to management?

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James Bradley, Jr. December 9, 2023 - 11:39 AM - 11:39 AM

There’s always the Black Angus in Brentwood you can go to.

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Dr. Jellyfinger December 10, 2023 - 7:16 PM - 7:16 PM

Yeah, the Brentwood BA is top notch.
Too expensive, but they do have good food & service.

JustMe December 8, 2023 - 6:27 PM - 6:27 PM

I miss Black Angus.

I was surprised when they said they would build a hotel there. Seems like a stupid location, and they’re building at the worst possible time… but whatever.

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THE BLACK KNIGHT December 8, 2023 - 8:01 PM - 8:01 PM

JUSTME,
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Just look at the stupid location where the new Hampton Inn in Concord was built, on the lot surrounded by Market Street, Clayton Road, and Pine Street, with an old busy gas station on one side and a couple of rundown buildings on the other side that houses a convenience store and two barber shops.

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The Wizard December 10, 2023 - 11:58 AM - 11:58 AM

It goes right along with the Concord Bld. revamp.

whenwilltheylearn December 8, 2023 - 9:43 PM - 9:43 PM

Ulterior motives..be ready for this-“Since we have low occupancy,we have decided to lease the hotel to the state of California to help the homeless.’

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THE BLACK KNIGHT December 10, 2023 - 11:36 AM - 11:36 AM

WHENWILLTHEYLEARN,
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I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened. The Concord City Council has already said their experience of renting motel/hotel rooms for the homeless during the corona virus pandemic wasn’t successful. They found that many homeless individuals felt confined and claustrophobic in the rooms and would sleep outside of the rooms in front of the door, while their dogs slept inside the rooms. So much wasted taxpayer money!!!!!!

Atticus Thraxx December 8, 2023 - 7:08 PM - 7:08 PM

We used to use it as a landmark. My kids thought it beyond comedy to call it Black Anus.

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Anon December 8, 2023 - 7:49 PM - 7:49 PM

Spent a lot of money there back in the day! Kinda sad to see it go!

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George December 8, 2023 - 8:53 PM - 8:53 PM

Is Oak Park Hills Chapel (south side) part of this development?

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whenwilltheylearn December 8, 2023 - 9:39 PM - 9:39 PM

A hotel here…???Why?
Pleasant Hill,sounds like you’re about to become Concord.
They are murdering California 1 city at a time.

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Lamorinda Larry December 10, 2023 - 10:41 AM - 10:41 AM

The project is located in Walnut Creek.

Bob December 8, 2023 - 11:28 PM - 11:28 PM

Anybody else find it hilarious BA was next door to a crematorium?

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WC Resident December 9, 2023 - 9:01 AM - 9:01 AM

The crematorium turned out to be a better business model than the various restaurants that have been in the area over the years. The lawnmower shop also does well though I hope they can survive their customers being forced to buy disposable electric tools made in China.
 
Hotels don’t seem like a good long term business model. A number in Walnut Creek have failed over the years including the Radisson that is now a Marriott at the corner of N. Main and Parkside. I would guess the plan is to use investor money to build and cash out.

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S December 9, 2023 - 6:35 AM - 6:35 AM

pre-mid 80’s… a great meal…always…
then…
they became their own worst enemy…. to increase profit margin, the quality went to $hit…
Like many chains do….
Sad Face

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Blairgolfer December 9, 2023 - 9:41 AM - 9:41 AM

I remember the time driving by at night on 680 when the “N” was not lit up. Totally cracked me up!

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Blairgolfer December 9, 2023 - 9:41 AM - 9:41 AM

I meant the “G”!

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whenwilltheylearn December 9, 2023 - 4:03 PM - 4:03 PM

Oak Park blvd,be ready for lots o hobos…….

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Anonymous December 9, 2023 - 10:46 PM - 10:46 PM

Hungry Hunter in Lafayette was great back in the 80s. My parents took us there every year around Christmas for dinner. They had a dress code — jeans and shorts were forbidden. I loved how the salad guy came to your table and would make you a salad to your specs. It was really cool.

Fifteen years later we are all married with kids and I told my wife about this great place in Lafayette. We went on a Friday evening for an early dinner and it was a ghost town. The main dining room was empty except for two construction workers in t-shirts, dirty shorts and work boots talking very loudly on push-to-talk cell phones. Simply amazing how that place declined. Those guys would have been denied admittance in the 80s.

Those old-fashioned steak houses are dying with the Boomers. Young people would rather have some kind of Asian fusion garbage. Sad.

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nytemuvr December 10, 2023 - 1:59 AM - 1:59 AM

Sometime after Black Angus opened they realized that the Oak Park Chapel fired up their crematorium at night. It had an odor that somewhat permiated the area at night. Not sure if there was any kind of a lawsuit, but it was in the papers a lot. They worked it out so as the crematorium didn’t fire up their kilns until early mornings. I remember the smell at night when you drove by and it wasn’t appetizing.

The Wizard December 10, 2023 - 11:53 AM - 11:53 AM

Home of the Meat Market and a don’t mean steaks.

Dr. Jellyfinger December 10, 2023 - 7:20 PM - 7:20 PM

It was never part of “The Herpes Triangle” still…. a popular dance & p/u spot in the 80’s.

The Wizard December 11, 2023 - 8:20 AM - 8:20 AM

Besure to bring your leather jacket or vest and be current with your shots.


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