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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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There has been persistent online ‘chatter’ about a possible replacement tenant at the former New Seasons Market (NSM) space at the Public Market for the past several months. The space has sat vacant for over...

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Decathlon has set a Grand Opening date for their new Emeryville location that will be its first major brick-and-mortar store in the U.S.. Located at the site of the former Toys “R” Us space on Horton...

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Emeryville Arizmendi is close to beginning reconstruction of its bakery after a devastating fire and subsequent water damage. They’ve been closed since December 11th after a vehicle crashed into a gas line causing the fire...

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612one Fusion Culinary & Fine Cocktails announced their intent to close their doors through a social media post yesterday. 612one opened back in February, 2017 replacing Italian favorite Bucci’s at the brick ‘Sawtooth’ building on...

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Super Duper Burger is set to finally open their doors to the Emeryville community after first announcing their intent back in August. Locals that have longed for a quality burger establishment at the renovated Food...

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A few news stories aggregated from around the web relevant to Emeryville residents in this month’s Emeryville Business digest. MedMen Enterprises, a publicly traded Cannabis company headquartered in Culver City, recently announced the acquisition of...

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Allegro Ballroom recently held a fundraiser to help complete construction of a new facility in El Cerrito. Allegro may be forced to leave its Emeryville location on Christie Avenue that they’ve called home for 17 years....

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Ellis Partners has purchased a historic brick warehouse on the corner of Halleck and Park Avenue for $6.3 million. The former Westinghouse Pacific Coast Brake Company was built in 1912 to manufacture air brakes for...

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European Sporting Goods retailer ‘Decathlon’ has announced it will be moving into the former Emeryville Toys “R” Us space at the East Bay Bridge Shopping Center. The 47,000 square foot space was acquired by Benderson...

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Wareham’s nearly complete EmeryStation West (dubbed the East Bay ‘Transit Center’) has landed their first tenants. South San Francisco based Profusa has signed a ten-year lease to occupy 18,000 square feet or about half of...

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East Bay Therapeutics soft-opened our city’s first cannabis dispensary last month across from The Broken Rack Pool Hall on Peladeau Street. EBT beat out a large pool of applicants to nab one of Emeryville’s coveted...

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A few comings & goings at the Bay Street Shopping Center since our last update in June. OPENINGS: Shoe Palace Shoe Palace officially opened their doors a few weeks back. The retailer fills the vacancy...

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Earlier this month, The Public Market announced another exciting tenant to its growing  list of purveyors and have three more in the queue. Public Market alumni Nyum Bai has become the ‘Toast of Oaktown’ and...

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Switzerland-based Novartis AG announced yesterday that it will shutter its infectious diseases unit at its Emeryville office and cut about 140 jobs. Novartis moved the operation from the Boston area to our city seven years...

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The ongoing debate of disposable and one-time use products is getting more attention these days. Some local municipalities like neighboring Berkeley are looking to curb use by banning single-use straws and adding a surcharge to...

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John Muir Health and UCSF Health announced that they will be opening their first joint medical center for primary care and specialty care in our region. ‘Berkeley Outpatient Center’ is expected to open in June...

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