downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

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.


1 Heilo Blink { 11.20.07 at 6:31 pm }

Did I miss a vote about calling “Uptown Oakland” by this new name. Is this a Signature Properties creation?

2 dto510 { 11.20.07 at 6:59 pm }

Well, I’m expanding Uptown from the original meaning (Telegraph, downtown) to the Lake Merritt office district. I don’t know who came up with Uptown (the name does not appear in the downtown section of the 1998 General Plan), but it was first applied to the Forest City development.

3 dto510 { 11.20.07 at 7:36 pm }

Apparently some folks are trying to rename SF’s Tenderloin district Uptown. From BeyondChron.