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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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Pixar’s perfect streak of debuting #1 at the box office may have come to an end with its recent release of Inside Out (thanks to stiff competition by the Hollywood blockbuster “Jurassic World” which more...

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Coco Delice Fine Chocolates Chef Dennis Kearney recently announced the sad closing of his six-year Emeryville chocolate business effective August 31st. Kearney noted the elimination of a small business tax credit by the state and a recent 20% rent...

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Emeryville Cybersecurity firm Tanium, located in the Towers complex, is raising a new round of funding that would bring its total valuation to $2.5 billion. The company is well positioned in the increasingly important cybersecurity...

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Despite some recent “setbacks”, the food hall portion of the Emeryville Public Market renovation is coming along steadily. In addition to some interior art including a living wall and mosaic tile installation, City Center Realty Partners has recently...

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Checking my smartphone map one last time, I spotted a modest sign perched on the front porch of a shady condominium along Emeryville’s Greenway. It read “Josephine.com”. I rang the door bell and Shane Willow opened...

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In a good news/bad news kind of week, Emeryville made the national news for two decidedly different reasons. Mayor Ruth Atkin noted after the unanimous passing of the contentious Emeryville Minimum Wage Ordinance that she...

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Aggregated from around the web, a few local businesses making the news. Our first is Imperfect Produce, a local food delivery service who want to make a dent in the estimated 6 billion pounds of...

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You’ve probably passed their previous showroom on Hollis Street next to Rotten City Pizza hundreds of times and wondered what Teak Me Home is. Perhaps you’ve even peeked into their showroom or punched up their website. As you probably...

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“I’ve never bought anything at IKEA that I wouldn’t pay 10% more for to support a Living Wage. Really, I wish they would take a leadership role in this.” This was my public comment at the...

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Emeryville’s most famous tenant (besides Draymond Green?) will release its fifteenth movie overall and its first since 2013’s Monsters University. ‘Inside Out’ tells the tale of Riley, a hockey-loving, 11-year-old Midwestern girl whose family moves...

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Oakland Police officers dubbed the gritty but rapidly changing area of West Oakland “Dogtown” apparently because of a large population of stray dogs in the early 80’s. Dogtown Athletic honors this nickname today with a new 8000 sq. ft. gym on the...

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At the Tuesday April 7th Minimum Wage Study Session, a coalition of Emeryville Small Businesses and Residents pleaded with Council to factor them into the conversation of how best to implement a sensible compromise that would...

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Emeryville, with a long history of coffee roasting lineage that includes Peet’s, Peaberry, Highwire, McLaughlin, Ubuntu, Blue Bottle & Roast (the latter two being mere feet from our border), is ready to welcome another roaster to...

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The successful defense of Net Neutrality by a 3-2 vote back in February ensured that ISP’s could not block, throttle or utilize paid prioritization of content. A battle that saw a collection of small internet activists (and...

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Opening: American Eagle Outfitters & Aerie Lingerie: After both Kay Jewelers and Williams-Sonoma shut down this past holiday season, rumors swarmed about what would take their place. With exterior construction signage in place, American Eagle Outfitter is confirmed...

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The City of Emeryville’s Council-initiated, $14.42 minimum wage ordinance would be the highest in the nation and a 60% overnight hike for most businesses. The E’ville Eye wanted to provide a forum for small business owners and...

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The Electronic Arts owned game developer Maxis that created the hit SimCity franchise abruptly shuttered its Emeryville studio doors yesterday. The announcement was made through Maxis designer Guillaume Pierre via Twitter and quickly went viral amongst...

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Emeryville City Council held a follow-up meeting to its initial minimum wage proposal on Tuesday Feb. 17th. Various special interests and pro-union groups filled the room to articulate stories of hardships and abuses being conducted within...

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