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Old 10-21-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This is really intereting. There is a lot of talk about retail leakage in Oakland. Well it looks like Berkeley has it worse.
Berkeley Retail Sales Fall by $200 million - The Bay Citizen

We all know Berkeley is extraordinarily anti-big-box. I am happy to see that Berkeley's east bay neighbors are able to capitalize (Emeryville, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito).

Here's to Oakland remedying that situation with new retail development! (The new Target can't come soon enough!)
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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...and Berkeley will likely remain that way, at least for a while. Berkeley doesn't even have room at this point to put one of those places without displacing a mom and pop which is something the city won't dare do.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:53 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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durr but Oakland is teh murdur capidul of teh univurse
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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...and Berkeley will likely remain that way, at least for a while. Berkeley doesn't even have room at this point to put one of those places without displacing a mom and pop which is something the city won't dare do.
There are some good sized empty warehouses in the Fourth Street neighborhood. (The former Hydra building comes to mind) But of course, we all know that the boutiques at 4th Street would complain..... even though that neighborhood has plenty of chains.

But that is a pretty idea spot. It is already industrial. Close to the freeway. And there isn't really residential or local business to displace.
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