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Mid-Year Report: Not bad for a recession

July 15, 2011

In the last six months of blogging about Downtown Oakland, this blog has uncovered new businesses, new venues, new arts and new events – not a bad accomplishment for one of the oldest neighborhoods on the West Coast! If you haven’t been reading every Friday, please take a moment to catch up on the latest options for all your DTO needs.

Retail Revitalization for DTO?
A round-up of new stores.

New Options for a Transit Hub
New ways to get around.

A new season brings new beginnings
New restaurants, bars, shops and plans for downtown

Public art update for downtown
How Oakland plans to enrich the downtown experience

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Retail revitalization for DTO?

June 10, 2011

Oaklandish’s recent announcement of a store on Broadway near 14th St is just the latest in a string of new retail establishments downtown. Concentrated in Uptown and Old Oakland, new shops and restaurants may presage a new wave of downtown retail, despite the impending closure of the Dress Barn. Here are retail businesses that have opened in the last six months.

If I’ve missed anything please let me know!

Do these new establishments represent a trend of new retail downtown? Will the new businesses spread beyond Uptown and Old Oakland? What else is in the pipeline for downtown?