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The East Bay EDA (Economic Development Alliance) held its annual Innovation Awards last Thursday March 9th at Oakland’s Fox Theater. Bringing home the award for most Innovative Food category was Emeryville-based Ripple Foods who edged out...

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Stanford Health Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2nd to officially announce the opening of their new Emeryville outpatient facility. Stanford signed a lease at the Wareham-owned EmeryStation Greenway building about two years ago. Their presence is expected to...

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Actual Cafe & Victory Burger owner Sal Bednarz made the final decision to close his neighborhood establishments back in December sending a ripple of sadness across the North Oakland and Emeryville communities. Sal may have given up...

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A couple comings and goings at the Emeryville Bay Street Shopping Center in the last month. Pasta Pomodoro and Aaron Brothers both abruptly closed in the wake of the holiday shopping season. Store openings include a MAC...

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A sad day for North Oakland and the surrounding area as Actual Cafe announced its closure after seven years in business. “You are the reason that we were able to do what we’ve done in the last...

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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...

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In a letter addressed to clients and partners on their website, TubeMogul CEO Brett Wilson announced their acquisition by massive computer software company, Adobe Systems, who are based in San Jose. “I’m thrilled to share...

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After launching less than two months ago, Banh Mi Joint owner Tee Tran has already made significant changes to his Emeryville restaurant. After observing his customers’ dining habits, he scraped counter-service in favor of table...

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Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe announced on Friday that it will temporarily suspend dinner and late night service at both its Emeryville and Oakland locations. The announcement, published on their website, touched off some concerns amid swirling rumors...

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Former SF Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson once famously referred to Emeryville as “the Little City that could” in this 1999 piece, acknowledging the business boom at the time that included the East Bay Bridge Mall and IKEA....

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Two more Emeryville small business owners have announced their departure from our city and a third is in limbo. The popular Farley’s Cafe on 65th is the latest on a growing list of establishments to announce its...

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Off the Grid has announced that they will be shifting their weekly Public Market food truck market that has been going for the past two years, to a monthly event. Off the Grid: Emeryville Public Market Monthly...

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As Emeryville approaches the one year anniversary of its implementation of its highest in the nation Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), another national publication has turned a curious eye towards our city. International news source The Economist joins...

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Josephine.com, who brought the sharing economy model to home-cooked meals, communicated a “pause” on their operations as they look to work around stringent health code regulations. “In many ways, the one-size-fits-all safeguards established to protect us from industrialized production...

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Jamba Juice recently announced its intent to move from its EmeryBay office complex headquarters to Frisco, TX. 120 Emeryville jobs will be impacted. AAA also recently announced it would move its employees to Walnut Creek next year to...

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Bacano Bakery sadly announced their closure on April 5th. They held a final sale to bid farewell to the community they adopted over a year and a half ago. In addition, Bay Street’s Teacake Bakery closed in...

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Operating out of a small warehouse at 63rd & Hollis, Imperfect Produce is on a mission to shatter the unrealistic beauty standards of the produce industry and reduce food waste. An estimated 20% of so-called “ugly” fruits and vegetables are...

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If there’s anyone I model The E’ville Eye after in the local online news space, It’s Berkeleyside.com. Berkeleyside is an independently owned, online news website founded in 2009 by veteran journalists Lance Knobel, Tracey Taylor and Frances...

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Zymergen, located in Heritage Square building across from Doyle-Hollis Park, is at the center of the gene-editing revolution using a breakthrough technique known as CRISPR (Clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats). A technique that has huge potential...

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Struggling Emeryville company LeapFrog was acquired by rival VTech Holdings of Hong Kong for $72 million it was announced via a Press Release on Friday. LeapFrog produces electronic educational toys for children including the LeapPad...

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Five Emeryville Business that have garnered attention in other publications are profiled in this edition of our E’ville Biz Digest. The first is a Gluten-free and vegan version of “milk”. Ripple Foods is synthesizing a “nondairy milk” here in Emeryville...

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The much-anticipated Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening was held today as doors opened to the public at the recently renovated East Bay Bridge Shopping Center. The off-price clothing retailer’s 38,000 square foot store boasts a wide range...

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Season 6 of the popular CNN Show Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown brought the popular television personality to San Francisco. Bourdain makes a pit stop across the bay to sip Mai Tai’s with writer Sean Wilsey at Emeryville’s...

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City Center Realty Partners has been teasing us with bringing an “Organic Grocery Store” tenant to the Public Market since back in December of 2013. Today it was announced that Portland-Based New Seasons Market has signed a lease...

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