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Posts from — April 2007

Food shopping guide

April 24, 2007

NovoMetro.com today posted an excellent grocery-shopping guide for downtown. It focused on Chinatown’s markets, which are concentrated around eight and ninth streets between Broadway and Webster, immediately across from Old Oakland. Old Oakland also has more mainstream grocery shopping options, as well as often-ample parking. Is the lower DTO a gourmet destination, as NovoMetro food writer Kevin Cook suggests? There’s certainly adequate grocery shopping, despite what downtown naysayers claim.

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Shopping guides

April 12, 2007

With OaklandUnwrapped gearing up to be the online shopping destination for our city, interest in retail is high. NovoMetro and OaklandGoods have been covering downtown retail, and here are the articles:

RPS Collective, 23rd and Telegraph.

CLEAN Skate and Apparel, Franklin near 15th.

Kiki’s Boutique, Franklin near 9th.

EntreZ, 17th and Telegraph.

Spoiled, Broadway near 20th.

Mignonne, 10th and Jefferson.

Drift Denim, Washington near 8th.

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