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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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The San Francisco Business Times is reporting that Stanford Health Care has signed a lease at the Wareham Development EmeryStation Greenway building on Hollis, a block from their Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital that they moved...

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In December, SF workers of Whole Foods picketed the regional office on Horton, last Wednesday workers of Oaks Card Club staged a dramatic walkout and picket along San Pablo Ave with the support from Union Local 2850 who represent...

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Williams Sonoma among 3 Bay Street Mall Closures

January 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

It was announced over the holiday that high-end cookware & kitchen accessory retailer Williams Sonoma would be shuttering its doors for good on January 19th. The upscale chain headquartered in SF originally opened when the mall...

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Bargain Hunters descended on The Park Avenue District this weekend in what was the first (and possibly last?) Restoration Hardware Warehouse Sale “pop up”event of its kind in Emeryville. The event attracted thousands of shoppers from...

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Bob Canter, the President & CEO of the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce since 2001, announced his retirement yesterday effective January 31st. “The time to retire comes for everyone,” Canter stated, “and as most people who have...

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Three Emeryville-based businesses are making headlines for a variety of reasons (Two of them good, the other not so good). This month’s E’ville Biz Digest includes an aggregate of stories from around the web including...

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A profile of three Emeryville-based businesses and individuals that are making headlines. The first is Lauren Geremia who operates out of a live-work studio in Emeryville where she designs commercial, residential, and event spaces including the...

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A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest: Smashburger, a Colorado based burger chain that distinguishes itself with a process of “smashing” its burgers on the grill with...

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Comcast or AT&T? Expensive & Fast or Cheap & Slow? The old adage of “voting with your wallet” doesn’t really apply when you’re faced with the “choice” of Mega-corporation A or Mega-corporation B. This used to...

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A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest: Emeryville Resident, travel photographer and filmmaker Greg Roden directs & producers a show airing on PBS dedicated to advancing the...

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Emeryville business roundup for the week: Emeryville favorite Hot Italian has become the first pizzeria in the nation to be REAL Certified by the United States Healthful Food Council. REAL Certification is achieved through a...

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Emeryville Business roundup for the week: TubeMogul, a video advertising platform located on 53rd, made its IPO debut this morning. Peninsula-based MadeSolid which formulates and manufactures advanced materials for 3D Printers is profiled in a popular online...

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Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is seeking a regional minimum wage increase that would jointly raise the minimum wage of Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany and El Cerrito to $12.82 per hour by 2017. The State...

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Our efforts to prevent Cafe Aquarius from closing back in December through our Change.org online petition were unfortunately for naught, but I’m proud of the outpouring of support and the willingness of E’villains to fight for a...

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The Navitas group will reportedly buy Ex’pression College for Digital Arts for $13 Million. Navitas chief executive Rod Jones said the acquisition would provide subsidiary SAE Institute Group with a significantly expanded footprint in the...

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Since the Park Avenue Districts’ 2006-2011 renovation, the shady, tree-lined street has mostly remained a secret among the small local workforce and few residents. Slowly but surely, the street-level retail area of the David Baker designed Emeryville...

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When I heard that there was going to be a new beer garden in North Berkeley a few months ago, I was thrilled. Westbrae Biergarten, located on Gilman St. at Curtis has been a hot...

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Cafe’s have been called the new urban social hubs and regardless if you partake in the daily ritual, I think most will agree that “the more the merrier” (Especially if they’re not the green mermaid...

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It’s not always obvious, but there are some pretty important things happening behind the scenes in Emeryville. Groundbreaking Biofuels (Amyris), lifesaving vaccines (Novartis), Oscar-winning films (Pixar) of course … but did you know that our...

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LeapFrog loses $11.5 million in ‘exceptionally tough’ quarter Emeryville based educational toy-maker LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. lost $11.5 million in this first fiscal quarter as its sales plummeted 31% from a year ago. CEO John Barbour called...

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