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May 18, 2012
It’s a beautiful day for a walk around Chinatown or a picnic by the Lake. Even while basking the sun, downtown never sits still for long: here is a roundup of recent news about retail and services in the DTO.
- This weekend bring an Alice in Wonderland-theme book sale at the Bookmark Bookstore (721 Washington St)
- BART announces a late-night bus plan serving many of the system’s stations, although the only planned downtown stop will be Lake Merritt.
- Tully’s on Frank Ogawa Plaza closed; there’s no word that the space has been leased.
- Ferry service between Jack London Square and Oyster Point (South San Francisco) begins next month.
- An upscale donut-meets-cupcake shop is opening on Broadway below 20th St.
- Rumor has it that a well-known Berkeley bar/restaurant will be moving to the DTO this summer.
- The Pop Up Hood is officially over; Manifesto Bicycles’ custom bike shop has closed, and the remaining shops have full leases. With District opening and a restaurant in negotiations for the former Jesso’s space, Old Oakland looks to be surging toward an Uptown-like revitalization.
See you in the sun!
May 11, 2012
Yesterday was Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area, and by all accounts it was a big success, with a record-setting number of Oaklanders riding to work! Check out Oakland North’s article about the festivities outside City Hall. In honor of Bike to Work Day and Bike to Work Month, here are several bike-related events this weekend.
- May’s East Bay Bike Party, with a pajama theme, leaves this evening at 7:30 from Lake Merritt BART station.
- The Geared for Kids family ride returns for Mother’s Day, leaving from Jack London’s cabin Sunday morning at 10:30.
- Rebecca Kaplan announced yesterday that a bike station in Uptown will open within a year, hosting bike party and other facilities for cyclists.
- ProArts hosts a Preview Exhibition of its East Bay Open Studios – a self-guided tour of working artists’ spaces, many accessible by bicycle!
- Bike lanes on Broadway are expected to be approved by the City Council next week.
Happy weekend – enjoy it whether you are on two feet or two wheels!*
*Other configurations of mobility are also welcome in the DTO.