E’ville Biz: Peet’s Expanding East, Nielsen looking to acquire Gracenote, Coding Dojo to Public Market
Emeryville-headquartered Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced it will be expanding East by opening a roastery in Suffolk, Virginia. The Emeryville location was once home to Peet’s roastery but moved manufacturing to Alameda in 2007. Aspiring developers will soon have a new local training option when Coding Dojo opens at the Public Market in 2017. Gracenote, who was acquired by Sony in 2008 and subsequently sold to Tribune Media in 2014, is now in talks to be acquired by Nielsen Media Research.
Bay Area’s Peet’s Coffee heads east for expansion
Peet’s Coffee is expanding its Bay Area-honed coffee roasting processes to the East Coast.
The second roasting facility for Emeryville-based Peet’s will open in Suffolk, Virginia, to produce coffee and tea products for its growing number of stores.
The coffee company will invest $58 million in the planned 175,000-square-foot facility, which will be an East Coast counterpart to its existing roastery in Alameda. The roastery will break ground in 2017 and is slated to open in 2018.
Coding Dojo Expanding into Emeryville
Coding Dojo, who offer full-stack software development training programs, announced their expansion into Emeryville. “With the opening of our [Emeryville] campus, we’ve made a conscious decision to ‘double-down’ on our most in-demand locations,” said Coding Dojo CEO Richard Wang.
The Emeryville campus will be located at the Public Market Office Tower and occupy more than 15,000 square feet. Coding Dojo now has 8 campuses across the U.S. It will be open to students starting April 17th.
Nielsen in Advanced Talks to Acquire Emeryville’s Gracenote
Nielsen is in advanced talks to acquire Emeryville, Calif.-based media data specialist Gracenote from Tribune Media, Variety has learned from multiple sources. An announcement could come as early as this month.
There’s no definitive word on how much Nielsen will be paying for Gracenote, but one source pegged the deal size at between $450 million and $500 million. Spokespeople for Gracenote and Tribune Media declined to comment. Nielsen didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.