downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

Posts from — July 2007

Broadway Grand facade revealed!

July 21, 2007

In case you hadn’t noticed (it was accompanied by street closures and a huge American flag hanging over Broadway), Signature Properties’ immense Broadway Grand condo complex has doffed part of its netting. How effectively has the architect broken up the mass of the 400-unit building? You be the judge. W Grand Ave at Broadway.

Also, today Alfonso Dominguez (of Drift Denim and Tamarindo) opens a furniture and art gallery at the corner of Ninth and Broadway. It’s called Fiveten Studio, and the doors open at five this evening.


Concerts Uptown, and more Old Oakland spots

July 12, 2007

NovoMetro reports that the lovely Kaiser Center rooftop garden (above Longs on Webster and 20th) will host weekly concerts. It’s about time landlords in the Uptown business district started aping City Center’s excellent amenities.

Also, Verse Sneakers just opened on 9th in Old Oakland. It will be followed by a women’s clothing boutique and a skateboard shop when renovations on an adjoining building are completed. 510studio at Ninth and Broadway, from the team behind Drift Denim and Mignonne, is just weeks from opening. Rumor has it that there is only one retail space left in the main Old Oakland historic complex.