New retail in Old Oakland – opening in time for your holiday shopping!

Old Oakland is excited to announce three new retail stores that are scheduled to open just in time for the holidays! Manifesta Salon Manifesta is opening on the corner of 9th and Broadway in Old Oakland the second week of December.  We are thrilled to welcome KC, Lindsay and Mireya – three superb Berkeley stylists. […]

Donato Scotti’s “Desco” set to open in Old Oakland for lunch and dinner

Old Oakland is excited to welcome Donato Scotti and Desco to the neighborhood! Borgo Italia in Old Oakland has sold their business to South Bay Italian restaurateur Donato Scotti. A native Italian who runs the popular Donato Enoteca in Redwood City, Scotti will be opening up his own trattoria-style Italian eatery Desco this month. Scotti, […]

Exciting Retail Changes in Old Oakland!

As summer arrives, we are thrilled to announce some exciting new changes in Old Oakland! Long time tenant, B Restaurant has closed for business in Oakland.   Although we are sad to see them leave, we are looking forward to welcoming a new Italian Bistro, Borgo Italia!  We are VERY excited for this new venture and look forward to delicious, authentic […]

3rd Annual Oakland Running Festival – March 25th

  Please join the neighborhood for the 2012 Oakland Running Festival! Below are all the details: WHAT:(Distances: Marathon, Half-Marathon, Hawaiian Airlines 4-Person Team Relay, Oakland Tribune 5K and Lucky Kids Fun Run) 3RD ANNUAL OAKLAND RUNNING FESTIVAL WHO: 9,000 runners of all ages and abilities from 40+ states and 6 foreign countries WHERE: (All races […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Below is the link to the newsletter the Downtown Community Benefit District puts out each quarter.  Old Oakland’s popuphood is mentioned and we had a very successful holiday season!   If you have not had a chance to visit the new retail shops, please stop in when you have a chance! Greetings from Downtown […]

It’s snowing in Old Oakland!

For one night in October, it snowed in Old Oakland….. well, technically it was biodegradable bubbles that were designed to look like snow! Park Place pictures returned again to Old Oakland this year to shoot a new holiday Lincoln car commercial.  They love the Old Oakland buildings and the large sidewalks that mimic New York  and […]