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 Cornology.
Rubio’s – Closed
Just days before Emeryville’s latest Minimum Wage Ordinance increase went into effect, Rubio’s Coastal Grill abruptly shut down. While the two events are not confirmed to be correlated, the timing is coincidental. The Rubio’s in El Cerrito remains open.
The closure leaves a total of five restaurant space vacancies at the shopping center including those vacated by Elephant Bar, Pasta Pomodoro, Asquew and Zao Noodle Bar.
Dafé – Closed
Dafé, a “bohemian” style women’s clothing store founded in Berkeley, has closed its doors for good. The locations at Sunvalley (Concord) and Oakridge (San Jose) remain open.
Cornology – New Ownership/Grand Re-Opening
Cornology recently announced a grand re-opening and ownership change. The previous owner drew media fire after a witness observed him using a racial slur against some youths back in April of last year.
LaserAway – Opening
LaserAway, an “aesthetics industry” chain founded in West Hollywood, recently announced they will open a Bay Street location. The shop specializes in hair removal, skin rejuvenation and Botox treatments.
More info can be found at laseraway.com/locations/ca/emeryville.
Arts Africains – Moved
Long-time tenant, Arts Africains, moved storefronts again at Bay Street. It is now located at 5654 Bay St (former Bebe location).