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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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The Emeryville Planning Commission reviewed plans for a proposed Bay Street Grocery Store at their September meeting. The anchor tenant is at the center of a revitalization effort by the new owners of the property....

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A selection of Emeryville-relevant business stories published by the Bay Area’s preeminent business reporting source, The SF Business Times. Zymergen, one of the largest Biotech employers in the East Bay with 600 employees, announced 120...

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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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A selection of Emeryville-relevant business stories aggregated from around the web including two more life science projects in the pipeline. The Bay Bridge Center, the site anchored by Wells Fargo at Powell & Christie, was...

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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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Some North Oakland neighbors are organizing to push back on a project that has already been approved by The City of Oakland. They claim the permitting of the 35 stall “Ghost Kitchen” business CloudKitchens at...

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A flurry of business activity continues across Emeryville amid the pandemic’s gradual downturn. Covid has helped intensify the demand for life science space and developers are in a “race” to satisfy this. Emeryville has quite...

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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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San Francisco Business Times reporter Laura Waxmann is reporting that the sale of the Bay Street Emeryville shopping center may be close to being finalized. The shopping center is currently owned by global real estate...

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A few local business stories aggregated across the interwebz in this months’ E’ville Biz digest. The long-anticipated “Nady” site housing project on Shellmound may soon be breaking ground after securing a new construction loan. A...

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Some business updates to report around Emeryville including two additional retail closures. In addition, the MedMen cannabis dispensary on San Pablo Avenue originally permitted in 2017 has finally opened. American Eagle Outfitters – Closed Bay...

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With the Alameda County moving into the less-restrictive red tier, businesses are slowly reopening and we’re beginning to get a sense of the damage done to local businesses by Covid and the ensuing business shutdowns....

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After a flurry of business closures following the pandemic, closures in Emeryville have tapered off. In fact, one businesses has returned and a highly anticipated brewery is inching closer to a grand opening. Yuzu Ramen...

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A handful of Emeryville-related business stories aggregated from around the web in this month’s E’ville Biz digest. Last month, the Emeryville Courtyard by Marriott announced they were cutting 85 jobs amid the Covid-related decimation of...

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The State of California ended its statewide coronavirus-related stay-at-home order on Monday. This decision was based on projected intensive care unit populations over the next four weeks. The order’s ending will move most of the...

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Canada-based Oxford Properties Group announced that they have acquired the Public Market Emeryville from current owners City Center Realty Partners (CCRP) and Angelo Gordon in a press release today. The price of the sale was...

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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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The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) yesterday for the first prescription molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can be performed entirely at home. Emeryville-headquartered Lucira Health’s single-use test kit can produce a positive...

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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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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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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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Another Round of Business Closures Hits Emeryville

September 25, 2020 | 18 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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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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