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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 | 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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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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Alameda County issued a revised shelter order on Friday that allows a handful of business sectors to resume outdoor operations beginning Friday Aug. 28. These activities have been deemed to have a “low risk” of...

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Following California Governor Newsom and Alameda County Health Department’s most recent COVID-19 directives, Bay Street Emeryville has reopened to the public offering in-store shopping and outdoor dining from select merchants. All stores and restaurants are...

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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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Four stories aggregated from around the web in this month’s E’ville Biz digest. Clif Bar has appointed a new CEO to help their anticipated next stage of growth. Zymergen was recently tapped by the Chan...

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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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For this edition of our E’ville Biz aggregate of news stories, we’ve put a focus on Emeryville Companies that are involved in the ongoing fight to contain COVID-19 aka “the Coronavirus.” Among these companies are...

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The ongoing stay-at-home order by the state has the entire community on lockdown except for a small list of “essential services.” While restaurant dining rooms and bars have been ordered to close, food providers including...

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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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2019 ended on a down note for Emeryville diners as two more establishments called it quits prior to ringing in the new year. While fewer residents will mourn the loss of one of Emeryville’s five...

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Our periodic Restaurant & Retail report with recent business closures, openings and news across Emeryville. Burger King Remodel Burger King began construction on an overdue remodel of its Powell Street Plaza location last month. The...

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Some notable comings and goings since our last October update including the departure of two dine-in options, an update on a highly anticipated West Oakland Barbecue spot, and what we know about the Bay Street...

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Fuddruckers abruptly closed their Bay Street Emeryville location last Sunday, October 13. The Burger establishment was among the last first generation of food tenants at the shopping center that opened 17 years ago. In addition,...

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In our quarterly Emeryville Restaurant & Retail Report, our area saw four closures, the opening of two seasonal shops and the announcement of a second Old Navy store. Petco – Closing Petco is in the...

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A few updates at the Bay Street Emeryville Shopping Center since our last post back in February. These updates include the closures of Rubio’s and Dafé, the opening of LaserAway and an ownership change at...

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Back at the May 29th City Council meeting, our council approved an ordinance by a 3-2 vote that slowed the annual minimum wage increase schedule for small, independent food service businesses. The decision was informed...

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WeWork “soft-launched” their Emeryville office at the Emeryville Towers complex last month. They stepped in to take over the space from Regus, a competitor, who attempted a coworking office about two years ago. WeWork has rapidly expanded in...

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Representatives from the Mills College Lokey School presented data from its recent ‘business conditions’ survey to our City Council on Tuesday. The study confirmed what restaurant owners warned when the ordinance was hastily passed in...

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A trio of news stories in this month’s Emeryville business wire including our city’s first ‘escape room’ and two business that have moved their operations from neighboring Berkeley to our city.   View this post...

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Sandwiched in the middle of a marathon seven hour Oakland City Council meeting last Tuesday, Oakland District 5 Councilmember Noel Gallo dropped a bit of a bombshell on those in attendance and streaming online. Gallo...

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BioMed Realty recently announced the acquisition of the Emeryville Novartis campus for approximately $135 million. BioMed is among the largest life science real estate landlords in the country comprising 200 tenants and 10.6 million square...

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