Salvation Army Store Opening Soon In Old Beverly’s Building On Clayton Rd. In Concord

March 22, 2019 8:00 am · 39 comments

As we previously reported, the Salvation Army Family Store is moving into the old Beverly’s building on Clayton Rd. in Concord, near TJ Maxx.

The inside of the store is almost full, and it should be opening within the next few days.

QUESTION: What would you have liked to see move into the old Beverly’s building, or are you happy with the Salvation Army store?

OH YAY!! March 22, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Praise God for the Salvation Army! They do SO much for SO many people! I wish them all the best in their new location!

Happy One March 22, 2019 at 8:56 AM

I wish it was Half Price Books.

Concord resident March 22, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Me too

Max March 22, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Me too– Half Price Books would have been great. I also thought Home Goods would have been great, but that didn’t happen.

Avid Reader March 22, 2019 at 10:03 AM

Me too!!! I love that store and I am very sad to see it go from Todos Santos Park!!

Robert S March 22, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Me three!

Bob March 22, 2019 at 11:51 PM

Me four.

But, I’m sure that shopping center spooked them off

Doh March 22, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Orchids of Asia Day Spa 😀

Callaghan March 22, 2019 at 9:15 AM

There are plenty of reasons to not support the SA.

At a minimum, the Salvation Army is vehemently anti-lgbt.
i.e. They threaten to shut down soup kitchens for all homless/needy in New York if they were going to be forced to provide benefits to same sex couples. They use their financial powerbase to promote anti-lgbt agendas in state and federal government arenas.

Sure, the Salvation Army does some noble things. Using charity money and government funding to further an anti-lgbt, Evangelical agenda is not one of them.

Avid Reader March 22, 2019 at 10:07 AM

I am in full agreement. I will not be supporting the Salvation Army until they help everyone!!!

DodgerDog March 22, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Your link has nothing on the Salvation Army.
Here is a link with their own statement refuting your claims:

Good job of not letting facts get in the way of your narrative.

Kentucky Derby March 22, 2019 at 10:58 AM

The Salvation Army is a religious organization. The Bible takes a strong stance against homosexuality. This isn’t breaking news.

BURNBABYBURN March 22, 2019 at 11:12 AM

So they draw the line at being only anti-LGBT, not anti-Q?

Amen March 22, 2019 at 11:25 AM

THANKS Dodger Dog for the link you provided! Lots of great info! Unfortunately, many won’t take the time to read it, because they’ve already made up their minds against The Salvation Army because it’s a Christian organization, and they’re biased against all Christians! So sad!
And for those of you who won’t take the time to read it, it specifically states that they serve ALL people!

Bob Foo March 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Why would you link to Charity Navigator when they specifically say that they don’t rate religious organizations?

S March 22, 2019 at 12:40 PM

I too give the SA two thumbs down……………….

Christopher Callaghan March 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Bob, My link was a 3rd party neutral site to offer options.
I didn’t feel there was a pressing need to provide specifics on the SA, as their tactics and their beliefs are well documented.

Dodger Dog, Your link was literally pulled from a SA website.
It wouldn’t make much sense for them to be belittling/condemning themselves on their own pages.

Amen, please note on the list of charities that pass muster are numerous faith based groups like Amigos for Christ and Jewish Family Service of Metrowest that file 990

Just because an organization choose to side with a deity, it does not mean your goals are unquestionable…

Cowellian March 22, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Don’t fret, Avid Reader, Salvation Army can help even you.

Gittyup March 22, 2019 at 3:04 PM

Personally, I am sick and tired of having the LGBT agenda shoved down my throat and will be happy to support any organization that feel the same. It has nothing to fo with religion or what the Bible says, I just find it offensive. I don’t care what you do, or how you do it. Just keep it to yourself, please.

gimli March 22, 2019 at 3:09 PM

The Salvation Army helped a lot of people during the aftermath of the Sonoma fires. People from many different religions and cultures donated supplies and food – including an entire tractor trailer worth of goods from at least one Sikh group. SA were not discriminating against anyone. I think we should look to see what they are doing at the local level here in California.

RANDOM TASK March 22, 2019 at 9:17 AM

Yay those stores always move into the best of neighborhoods
That area used to be nice and rising before the city council stsrted up and made it a point to focus on the area surrounded by banks and stated the outlying concord was not a concern.
Seems their plan is coming to full bloom
Turning concord into next Pittsburgh has been completed
Pittsburgh has a nice marina and new homes way back
We see how it turned out
Conturd was next on the list
Seems this state likes low income and chaos with high crime and seedy areas
More fed money the more impoverished you make people
Nice scam too bad the voters fell for it yet again
Sorry concord
Walnut Creek your on notice and next
A dem state falling apart city by city being dragged down by a party who’s only interest is fed money

Sigh March 22, 2019 at 10:05 AM

It’s Pittsburg, not Pittsburgh

DodgerDog March 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Or, maybe the city, county, state has nothing to do with deciding whom a property manager should lease to. Supply and demand: I’m confident that Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom weren’t banging down the door looking for retail space at the corner of Clayton Rd. and Bailey in Concord.

People that run retail businesses- where large corporations or mom and pop stores are going to make a business decision as to where to locate to maximize profits. Neiman Marcus isn’t in Concord, and I’m guessing the Salvation Army isn’t in Blackhawk or Broadway Plaza.

This isn’t a conspiracy, it’s Business 101.

jon s March 22, 2019 at 11:15 PM

They are dying to build”low income housing” any city they can,They get a big check from the feds and only spend a little of it

Jack's Fan March 22, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Olive Garden 😉

Momosfriend March 22, 2019 at 11:07 AM

City Council, you’re fired. What a complete waste. I’m asking the council members. What did you do to help secure a good tenant? Nothing apparently. You were too busy worrying about your engraved brick at Todos Santos.

My advice to the inept City Councils members is take 2 weeks off then quit. You STINK.

ME March 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM

I would like Beverly’s back in Beverly’s. I’m not a fan of Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Beverly’s always had exactly what we needed with out have to sift through a lot of extra useless (to us) isles.

Beaver March 22, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Bring back TG&Y in that location. Kick out TJ Maxx and bring back Alpha Beta while you are at it!

Sadly, this shopping center has not had any updates to it since the 1970’s. Clayton Road for the most part is a dump. Sad.

Native March 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM

And Thrifty’s with their 25 cent a scoop ice cream!!! I know, here we go again!

South Bay Sammy March 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM

@ Native, I didn’t grow up here, but we had a Thrifty’s, too. 25 cents, 10 cents for another scoop, you could get a triple for 35. It’s been wonderful to share this memory with Claycordians. Ah, to be a kid in the 70’s. All you needed was your bike and 35 cents and you were king of the world.

M March 22, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Trader Joe’s and clean up the shopping center

Pat March 22, 2019 at 11:24 PM

I agree, M
The city could require the shopping center owner to IMPROVE the site. It’s old, ugly, and does absolutely NOTHING for home values in the area. How close does the closest council member live to that dumpy area?

Happy Squash March 22, 2019 at 2:44 PM

I lived across the street from that center for many years until recently. I always wanted a Trader Joe’s there! Beverlys was great. Whoever owns that center just doesn’t seem to care too much about making money. Look how well Mona’s burgers does. People in area have money & are willing to spend if you put the things in place that they want.

gimli March 22, 2019 at 3:18 PM

The SA store opening might interfere with business from the “Hospice Thrift Shoppe” located on Clayton in that general area. However it would be easier for people to donate large items to the SA store since Hospice rarely takes these kinds of things. The shopping center is not very attractive. Would like to see a Hobby Lobby there.

A Dad March 22, 2019 at 6:53 PM

My kids miss Beverley’s. I miss being able to take them to Beverley’s. Going there and picking up a fun way to spend the day or finish a school project. ;(

John hovno March 22, 2019 at 6:54 PM

Any idea what is being build at the old OSH in Clayton. There is a huge excavator and the back of the building is fenced off.

Duck March 23, 2019 at 1:51 AM

A Guns R Us. or Ammo R Us. store would’ve perfect in that location.
Or even a nice privately owned well-stocked gun store would have been nice.
SV Army store is the last thing that shopping center needs.

Campdakota March 23, 2019 at 8:42 AM

I wished for an independently owned REAL craft shop that would feature a complete mosaics section with grinders, grouts, tile saws, barrels of tile scraps, glues, grouts, epoxy’s, etc. A stained glass section, a wood working/carving section, ceramics, clays, jewelry making, knitting… complete with ordering in bulk capabilities, some lessons. No more jigsaw puzzles, glassware, furniture or anything mass produced for sale. That is my wish!

wp March 24, 2019 at 9:36 AM

This shopping center is garbage. They need to add attractions and remodel around the place. Everything looks outdated and beat up. Wish they considered adding nicer things like the veranda. There are vacant spaces there too they need to add a coffee shop and a restaurant. And Beverlys should of turned into Trader Joe’s honestly

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