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In the Neighborhood

Some notable openings and closings since our last update in September including the closure of two foodie favorites and two new banking options at the Powell Street Plaza. Mama Lamees Lease Ends Mama Lamees announced...

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Traditionally, the real estate market tends to slow down in fall with lower inventory and less competition. The pandemic continues to defy historic trends and many experts predict a strong end to the year with...

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Some updates detailing store and restaurant closures and openings around Emeryville over the past month including a possible “game-changing” grocery store at the Bay Street Shopping Center. Roba’s Pizza Pasta Café – Vacant Family-run Roba’s...

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After being an exclusively virtual event in 2020, the Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition is slated to return in-person on October 1. In addition, the rotating event will return to Bay Street for the first time...

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Emeryville Artists’ Co-Op resident Gary “G.B.” Carson died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on July 29. He was 71. Born and raised in Montana, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in...

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Good to Eat Dumplings announced that they have signed a lease to occupy the former Yuzu Ramen space on 65th street. Yuzu shuttered earlier this year after opening in 2016. Good to Eat has been...

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Some new spots in Emeryville and the surrounding areas to report including a new pizza spot opening at the Public Market, The Broken Rack kitchen reopening under new management & North Oakland favorite The Kebabery...

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The E’ville Eye’s canine mascot “Fiona” crossed the rainbow bridge on August 1. The female brindle French Bulldog was 13 1/2 years old. Her passing has left a hole in the hearts of those that...

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The California Highway Patrol is reporting the death of a homeless individual who was struck on I-580 just west of W. MacArthur Blvd. The collision occurred on Friday July 30th at approximately 10:00 p.m. CHP...

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The new owners of Bay Street appear to be taking the recent high-profile incidents with public safety seriously. CenterCal, who acquired the property this past spring, have announced a series of improvements including some physical...

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The so-called Bay Area “exodus” appears to have tapered off and average Emeryville rents have climbed approximately 13% since bottoming out in December 2020. Despite this increase, rents for 1-bedroom units are still down 19%...

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Four more closings to announce since our last report in April (one temporary). In positive news, West Oakland’s thriving Horn Barbecue is adding two new food options and Emeryville has a new Mediterranean-inspired delivery-only option....

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The local Real Estate Market remained hot in April likely due to undersupply and still historically low, albeit rising, interest rates. Condominium prices remain stable and are selling near all-time highs. Available single-family homes, which...

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Soul Slice, a fledgling pizza chain that uses a unique biscuit crust, has announced its intent to open at the former Noodle Theory Provisions space on San Pablo Avenue in North Oakland. The space has...

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You could say Wondrous Brewing Company’s founder Wynn Whisenhunt is “all-in” on Emeryville. Since signing a lease two years ago to open Emeryville‘s first modern craft brewery, he’s moved to Emeryville, he’s immersed himself in...

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When the shelter in place order was announced in March 2020, the real estate market in the bay area came to a halt. Without initial guidance on how to market and show listings, many sellers...

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West Oakland’s Community Foods Market on San Pablo Avenue is warning that it is in danger of closing and is asking the community to step up to help keep them afloat. They’ve launched a “Save...

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The Real Estate market in the Bay Area continues to defy logic and remain hot despite the ongoing pandemic. While Single Family Homes remain the most coveted type of property, the condo market is showing...

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A new mural honoring the late comic Robin Williams was recently completed at the former Old Navy space at the Bay Street Shopping Center. The mural was created by artist @KeeneVision and was a partnership...

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A tumultuous year for our world and for Real Estate markets came to an end last week. Buoyed by more flexible work-from-home policies, suburban communities with single-family homes stock saw a surge in home sales...

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Four business stories aggregated from around the Interwebz in this month’s E’ville Biz digest. The much discussed “Tech Exodus” has hit Emeryville as cybersecurity firm Tanium announced it will move its headquarters to Washington. CEO...

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The E’ville Eye is proud to announce a collaboration with Oaklandish to bring our custom neighborhood graphic tees to Oaklanders just in time for the holidays. Oaklandish is a lifestyle brand that promotes civic pride...

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Some silver linings amidst the rash of business closures we’ve been covering. Two businesses have recently opened their doors, a longtime restaurant is integrating a “ghost kitchen” and a pair of Oakland coffee shops have...

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Entering its ninth year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday is promoted on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday. Homeless services, children’s...

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