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Sunday, November 30, 2008

West Oakland Looks to SoMa's revival model

The Novemeber 21-27 SF Business Times featured an article paralleling the current changes in West Oakland to the revival of the South of Market area of San Francisco in the late 80's. This neighborhood transformed from an under utilized industrial zone to a booming office and residential district. Rick Holliday had a large hand in the SoMa revival as he developed three of the first San Francisco loft buildings in this area, 601 4th Street, followed by 355 Bryant Street and the Clocktower Lofts on Second Street. Rick and many other developers including Pulte Homes and Bridge Housing believe that West Oakland is on the cusp. Read more

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oakland is Yummy

With Oakland being the home to brands such as Del Monte Foods, Granny Goose, and Mothers Cakes and Cookies, it has been able to distinguish itself as a city with some serious culinary roots. The epicurean character of Oakland has not only sustained itself, but has expanded to include dozens of other local businesses such as Numi Teas, Revolution Foods and Blue Bottle Cofee. And now, you can experience the "yummy" character of Oakland by taking the Oakland Waterfront Foodtrail, a tour that guides you through Oakland's culinary businesses by bike or foot. Learn more here, and get a real taste of Oakland!

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