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.
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Trivium Games bringing “Escape Room” to San Pablo Avenue
One thing of note from the City’s December Progress Report included the approval of a conditional use permit for a “Trivium Games.” The permit was approved at the Andante Condominiums retail space at 3996 San Pablo Avenue. Andante will also be the home to Emeryville’s second cannabis dispensary.
According to their website, Trivium creates adventure games where players are placed in an “escape room” and must solve a series of interactive puzzles and challenges within the time allotted. The East Bay Express recently detailed how these escape rooms are growing in popularity calling them “the next frontier in gaming.”
They intend to cater to corporate team building and other groups and are expected to open to the public this fall.
Learn more on triviumgames.com →
Perfect Day to former Plum Organics Space
Perfect Day, who created a sustainable animal-free dairy alternative, have leased the space at 1485 Park Avenue vacated by Plum Organics. Plum was acquired by Campbells in 2013 and recently moved their offices to the Campbell’s Headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. Perfect Day previously operated out of neighboring Berkeley.
Perfect Day uses microflora and an age-old fermentation technique to make dairy protein that is said to be identical to what cows make naturally. They recently raised $34.7 million in Series B venture capital.
Learn more on perfectdayfoods.com →
Airport Home Appliance Moving Berkeley Showroom to Emeryville
You may have noticed the “Coming Soon” posters on the corner of Shellmound Street and Shellmound Way in the past few weeks. Airport Home Appliance will be closing its Shattuck Avenue Berkeley showroom and opening in Emeryville.
The family-owned appliance store claims to offer the largest selection of appliance brands in Northern California and has six locations in the Bay Area.
According to Berkeley store management, the footprint wasn’t a good fit for the new direction and goals of their showrooms and will close on July 15. The Emeryville location us expected to open on July 1st.
Read more on Berkeleyside.com →