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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 start and finish at the same place)

Snow Park/Lake Merritt WHEN:

Sunday, March 25th Itinerary

7:30am Marathon and Hawaiian Airlines 4-Person Team Relay start

7:45am Oakland Tribune 5K start

9:15am Half Marathon start

9:20am Lucky Kids Fun Run start

Noon Awards Ceremony

8am-2pm Finish Line Celebration Open

WHY:

In two years, the event has generated nearly $5 million in economic impact for the city of Oakland and close to $500,000 for local charities.

3RD ANNUAL OAKLAND RUNNING FESTIVAL WHO:

9,000 runners of all ages and abilities from 40+ states and 6 foreign countries WHERE:

(All races start and finish at the same place)

Snow Park/Lake Merritt WHEN:

Sunday, March 25th Itinerary

7:30am Marathon and Hawaiian Airlines 4-Person Team Relay start

7:45am Oakland Tribune 5K start

9:15am Half Marathon start

9:20am Lucky Kids Fun Run start

Noon Awards Ceremony

8am-2pm Finish Line Celebration Open

WHY:

In two years, the event has generated nearly $5 million in economic impact for the city of Oakland and close to $500,000 for local charities.

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 CBD,

The holiday season is coming to an end and the new year is
almost upon us. 2012 promises many opportunities to enjoy Downtown Oakland with new restaurants, great shows and inspired retail shops. Be sure not to miss the 10th annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Paramount Theater on January 15th and check out Old Oakland’s new PopUpHood. Remember that shopping locally supports our communities and supports Oakland’s economy!

Warm regards,

CBD Staff  

http://downtownoakland.org/

Working with OPD for the Business Community

Introducing Old Oakland’s “popuphood”

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PSAI Old Oakland is excited to announce Old Oakland’s newest addition “popuphood”.  Popuphood has curated multiple retail shops to open in Old Oakland for a Grand Opening on December 9th, just in time for the Holiday shopping season. This critical mass benefits the already thriving restaurants and bars by increasing the neighborhood profile and positions Old Oakland as a destination location!  This local urban initiative creates a dynamic neighborhood where folks can stroll, dine, drink, and shop, while exploring the neighborhood, discovering its historic charm, and investing locally.   Please see some of the new exciting shops slated for move in over the next month:

Marion and Rose’s Workshop
461 9th Street
Cherish traditions, not trends. It’s simple ideas like this that are behind Marion & Rose’s Workshop. We believe in high craft, good design and fine art for everyone. The shop features a well-edited collection of objects, clothing, and uncommon home and personal accessories from all over the world. The name Marion and Rose is a tribute to our grandmothers who lived in a time when things were built to last. Items they acquired withstood a lifetime, to be passed down for us to treasure. Marion & Rose’s Workshop is a place where people gather, ideas are exchanged, and traditions are born.
Owners: Kerri Johnson and Alissa Goss

Manifesto Bicycles
831 Broadway Street
Manifesto bikes, with one location already in Oakland, promotes customization, recycling, and the spread of urban bike culture.
www.wearemanifesto.com
Owners: Christina Mackay and Sam Cunningham

Piper and John General Goods
465 9th Street
Market gallery space that will serve to showcase a variety of artisanal, local goods ranging from vintage clothing, jewelry, Art, paper merchandise and a variety of novelty items .
www.piperandjohn.blogspot.com/2011/10/gettin-goods-for-you.html
Owners: Nicole Buffett and Jake Bagshaw

Sticks + Stones Gallery
815 Broadway
Fine Art Gallery with an addition of retail sales of small artistic items.
SS-Gallery.com
Owners: Melisa Galvan and Jason DiBari

Crown Nine
461a 9th Street
An assortment of accessories, and home accents and hand made Jewelry.
www.crown-nine.tumblr.com
Owner: Kate Ellen

Grand Opening December 9th, 2011

Press:
Business Times
CBS Interview

popuphood is curated by:
Alfonso Dominguez + Sarah Filley, Co-Founders
info@popuphood.com
Plinio Hernandez, PR Manager
pr@pouphood.com

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 are a rare find in California.

They filmed for two days and incorporated the ground floor tenants into the shoot, decorating their windows as storefronts and restaurants.

With the funds they provided Old Oakland we will be upgrading the tree lights to new soft white LED lights just in time for the holidays.  Keep an eye out for the holiday decorations coming in November!

The Military Humanitarian Assistance Exhibit at Old Oakland

Old Oakland is happy to host San Francisco Fleet Week & The Military Humanitarian Assistance Photo Exhibit at 831 Broadway (corner of 9th and Broadway).

The exhibit features various photos from the humanitarian assistance program dating all the way back to the late 1800’s.

Opening reception on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 5-8pm.

The exhibit will run through October 28th,  so please stop in and view these wonderful photographs.

The exhibit is made possible with the generous support of Sticks & Stones Gallery located in Old Oakland, Oakland Venue Management and the Downtown Business Improvement District.

Law Firm of Fried & Williams Takes Larger Space in Old Oakland’s Henry House

Real estate attorneys Fried & Williams expanded into a new ground floor space at Henry House.  As former subtenants in the Ross House, Fried & Williams moved into their own space this past June. The firm also has an office in San Francisco.  Learn more about Fried & Williams’ practice, partners and staff.

Tamarindo Touted as “True Mexican” in SFGate.com

We all certainly know that Old Oakland’s Tamarindo Restaurant is a fabulous cocktail and dining find, and a great place to go for mexican fare…. but it is also so nice to have our opinions validated.  Check out this recent article on SFGate.com.

Old Oakland: A look back in time

Old Oakland has a very interesting story to tell. It begins in the late 1860’s, when the Transcontinental Railway opened its western terminus in Oakland, on Third Street near Broadway. This event marked the beginning of the move of the City’s central district away from the waterfront, a

Old Oakland Street Elevation from 1897. This view is of 8th Street.

nd northward along Broadway. The prosperity brought by the Railway began a cycle of growth for Oakland which resulted in the commercial hub of the City being firmly established at Ninth Street and Broadway by 1877.  To learn more about the history of Oakland’s original downtown district click here.

Check out the walking tours sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Many of these tours focus on bringing Oakland’s history alive.

Comrade Agency Marks 5th Year with Expanded Space in Old Oakland’s Arlington Building

Growing fast as it heads into its fifth year in the business of experience-driven web design and interactive marketing, Comrade Agency expanded into a larger space to accommodate their growing staff of strategists, designers and programmers.  They moved into a light-filled (and inspiring) retail space in the Arlington Building, just in time to host their 5-year anniversary party   Kudos to Comrade!.