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In the Neighborhood

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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Despite the ongoing Pandemic, the housing market in the U.S. and the Bay Area remains hot. Despite high unemployment, Bay Area home prices are up 16% from the year prior. Mortgage rates remain at historic...

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Emeryville has a new shoreline destination just a short bike ride or walk away. The new Sutter Regional Shoreline Park is located at the eastern touchdown of the Bay Bridge accessible from the Shellmound trail...

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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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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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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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The rapid shift to a work-from-home model where more professionals are free to move to neighborhoods without considering commute, is threatening to disrupt the Real Estate market. How this will pan out longterm for “commuter-friendly”...

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The next time you’re driving I-580 West towards Emeryville and SF, keep your eyes on the road, but try to catch a glimpse of a new neon sign recently installed on the rooftop opposite the...

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At a small Halloween party in the courtyard of Oliver Lofts on 65th Street in 2006 our neighbor Ingeborg spontaneously performed a joyful dance around Irene, when she discovered German party food on the buffet...

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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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Real Estate sales in May nearly came to a halt with only 3 closings for the month despite high inventory. Meanwhile, list and sales prices for these units rose sharply. Emeryville rents showed only modest...

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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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Alameda County recently announced their latest phase of business reopenings. Among this list are pet groomers which includes Emeryville’s All About the DOGue Salon & Spa on San Pablo Avenue. It’s been a long journey...

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Two months into the global pandemic and we’re starting to see the local impacts it is having on the real estate and rental markets. Home sales have predictably declined as restrictions have eliminated open houses...

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The long-awaited episode of Bar Rescue featuring Marshawn Lynch-owned Emeryville bar & restaurant Rob Ben’s aired on Sunday. While locals will be disappointed that the bar was touted as being “in the heart of Oakland,”...

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Emery Unified has always been a tiny school district packed with heart and spunk. That much hasn’t changed. But just about everything around it has. On Mar. 16, the EUSD closed its two schools. It’s...

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Our March report might be considered the “calm before the storm” as it was a bit premature to capture the volatility some are expecting due to the ongoing pandemic and the government response to it....

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The City of Emeryville announced the closure of children’s play areas at City parks until further notice. In addition, the East Bay Regional Park system has announced closures and parking restrictions in reaction to sudden...

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The Emeryville home market kicked off 2020 with slightly lower rents and a persistently low inventory of for-sale units. Median Rents for 1 Bedroom down, 2 Bedroom slightly higher Emeryville ranked as the 8th most...

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An aggregate of Emeryville-centric businesses stories from around the interwebz including Stasher, Finless Foods, Rick Holliday’s Intersection Project, Grocery Outlet & Channel Medsystems. Graduate student housing on border of Emeryville, Oakland to be donated to...

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Emeryville-based Pixar won yet another Academy Award (that’s sixteen total) for best Animated Feature Film for their latest Toy Story franchise installment. They are now turning their attention to original story ideas including the 2020...

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Arizmendi Emeryville made the exciting announcement that they will be soft-opening this week by offering coffee service. They will be ramping up their production over the next few days and gradually rolling out their selection...

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A “hands on” entrepreneur who greets his customers by name, Tarla Grill owner Yusuf Topal was waiting for the right opportunity to expand the Tarla brand. When the owners of Public Market Emeryville approached him...

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