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Three business stories aggregated from around the Interwebz in this month’s E’ville Biz digest. In this particular edition, all three stories are from the pages of the San Francisco Business Times who continue to provide...

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A year has passed since Emeryville’s Park Avenue neighborhood lost a well-respected and beloved neighbor. Joel Devin died on November 2nd, 2019 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66 years old. Devin...

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The windows of Emeryville businesses are once again adorned with particle board and plywood coverings. Businesses are anticipating the possibility of social unrest in the wake of last night’s presidential election. A winner has yet...

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A Saturday afternoon gun battle in North Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhood has left three men injured. The shooting happened at about 12:10 p.m. on the 800 block of Apgar near West Street just two blocks from...

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Trivium Games, who announced their intent to open an “escape room” facility in the Andante building on San Pablo Avenue over a year ago, have finally opened their doors to the public. It’s been a...

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Former Emeryville scientist Michael Houghton was among three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday. Houghton was honored for his efforts that led to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus while an...

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Finding an adequate space to host the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts has generally been the biggest challenge for the annual event now in its 34th year. There have been years when it’s come down...

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Another Round of Business Closures Hits Emeryville

September 25, 2020 | 13 Comments

Business closures continue to hit Emeryville hard in the wake of the pandemic and challenging business climate. Adding to our last report that identified eight closures, this report lists an additional ten businesses that have...

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For the second straight weekend, a large gathering of youths became unruly leading to the closure of the Bay Street Shopping Center and a large police presence around Emeryville. This crowd was estimated to be...

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A large group of juveniles reported to be fighting at the Bay Street plaza area was dispersed by Emeryville Police and mutual aid responders on Saturday evening. The incident began at the nearby Powell Street...

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Longtime Emeryville Councilmember Nora Davis sadly passed away this week. She was 92 years old. Davis was an absolute force in Emeryville politics during her 27 years on council presiding over its “Boomtown” era. An...

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Emeryville companies continue to play a pivotal role in the fight against the coronavirus. Dynavax, Berkeley Lights and Nanomix are among the local biotech companies that are working on solutions for testing, treatment and development...

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The nomination period for the upcoming general election closed on August 7 and Emeryville voters will once again have little choice in our local races. No challengers have filed to oppose the three city council...

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The June, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 109 crimes reported (down from the 146 reported in May). The June report contains the balance of reports from the May 30th mass-looting of our city that were...

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The police killing of George Floyd has touched off a tidal wave of protests against police brutality and killing of unarmed Black people across the U.S. These protests have forced the country to confront our...

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The contentious Onni Tower project that would be the East Bay’s tallest high-rise is apparently no more. Planning & Building Director Charlie Bryant made the announcement at Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting noting that the project...

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Outdoor dining in Emeryville has been tabled again after the State has issued updated guidance prohibiting outdoor dining in “non-variance counties” which includes cities in Alameda County. “While Alameda County’s Health Officer Order allowed for...

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North Oakland neighbors are sparring again. No, not over fireworks, slow streets or defunding the OPD, but over a “feral” peacock that some have dubbed “Peter,” “Abraham,” or “Junebug” (or Bruce, Philip or even Paco)....

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since our city experienced a wave of orchestrated looting in the wake of protests over the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd. Much of Emeryville remains pockmarked...

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The May, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 173 crimes reported (up dramatically from the 84 reported in April). After four successive months of declines, crime data surged in May. Much of this surge can be...

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Alameda County officials are reversing their plan to move the county to greater socialization and business activity citing a spike in hospitalizations and a rising rate of cases of the novel coronavirus. In-store retail and...

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As retail and restaurants begin their phase of reopening, we’re slowly assessing the economic damage caused or escalated by this pandemic. Many of the businesses forced to close when the original shelter order was placed...

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As expected, Alameda County issued a new health order yesterday expanding the list of businesses allowed to reopen to include outdoor dining. Among the eating establishments that immediately announced participation will be the Public Market...

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The April, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 84 crimes reported (down from the 146 reported in March). The first full month of the shelter order saw both property and violent crime drop dramatically from the...

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