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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Art @ Pacific Cannery Lofts

WEST OAKLAND AT THE MOMENT celebrates thirty artists that live or work within a three block radius of the Pacific Cannery Lofts. Exploring the mediums of paint, sculpture, and fashion, these artists express the spirit and diversity of West Oakland through their art.

"West Oakland at the Moment" continues
Art @ the Cannery, a 6 month rotating exhibition of local and regional art. Join us October 3rd for a night of food, drink, art and music to celebrate and discover the artists and entrepreneurs that make-up this diverse community.

6pm Friday, October 3rd at Pacific Cannery Lofts 1199 Pine Street, Oakland

Courtyard to Courtyard

Last week we celebrated the completion of the main courtyard at the Pacific Cannery Lofts as well as the 20 year anniversary of Holliday Development.

To celebrate the potential of what we believe to be our best work to date, we shined a light on the history one of our past projects, the Clocktower Lofts.

The Clocktower has a similar design, the same development team, and also sold in the face of a tough real estate market almost 20 years ago. The Clocktower and Pacific Cannery also hug opposite ends of the Bay Bridge, located just 5 miles apart from each other. While people originally bought lofts at the Clocktower for $200,000 - $250,000 that are now worth 3-4 times that amount, we are now bringing the Pacific Cannery Lofts to the market from $250,000 as well.

To celebrate the communities and the value, Don Bleu of Star 101.3 who has a personal tie to the Clocktower, joined us to host the event. Shuttles took people between the two projects where parties were going on at each location, allowing people to see firsthand how the buildings are just 10 minutes apart, have similar feels, and how an almost identical loft at the Pacific Cannery is as much as $500,000 less than its Clocktower counterpart.

View a slideshow of the event here, and stop by soon to see the finished courtyards at the Cannery.


Monday, September 22, 2008

The Velo Lounge Revs Up

The Cannery has been buzzing with excitement as it approaches its final stages: finished landscaping, lights in the courtyard....it just seems like yesterday when the scaffolding was up and humming with construction workers.

And now thanks to our fellow bike enthusiasts at Backroads, Pacific Cannery Lofts has snagged some Cannondale bikes to be housed in the Velo Lounge, and welcomed its first batch this week! Whether going to BART, Whole Foods, Brown Sugar Kitchen or Raimondi Park, these bikes will be available for cruising the scenic roads of Oakland. Already have a bike? Not a problem, the Velo Lounge will also serve as bike storage/maintenance where you can meet other fellow bikers at Pacific Cannery Lofts.

Grand Re-Opening at Ernie Raimondi Park

On Sunday Oct. 5th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be a grand re-opening ceremony at Ernie Raimondi Park located at 1700 Wood St. in West Oakland. The event will feature many local sports teams and include a free soccer clinic for youth, a football scrimmage, a cheerleading demonstration and local baseball leagues. In addition, there will be ongoing activities for all including music, food, face painting and informational tables. A special program will be held at 1 p.m. to recognize all those involved in bringing Phase 1 to fruition. We invite you to attend this celebration and share in the festivities. This will be a fun filled event for the entire family and a great way to learn more about your local parks and Oakland community. If you have any questions about the celebration feel free to call or email either Kathy Raymond, Executive Director of Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation, at 510-465-1850 or oaklandparks@sbcglobal.net or Marguerite Hinrichs, Special Events/Marketing Coordinator for the City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation at 510-238-2082 or mhinrichs@oaklandnet.com. We look forward to seeing you at the Park!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Photo Update

View from the Signature Model just after sunset. The loft looks over the port, the bay, and towards downtown San Francisco and Angel Island.

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