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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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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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